Early Warning and Crisis Response

Early Warning and Crisis Response

With rising sea levels and radical changes in the world’s weather, we must be prepared for natural disasters on a scale beyond human memory. Satellites already play a vital role in crisis response; they are the eyes and ears of the world, providing early warning of changes in the environment, guiding relief efforts, and providing satellite communications when ground systems fail. Satellites save thousands of lives every year.

UK satellite companies, such as DMC International Imaging and Astrium Geo-Information Services, are world leaders in the provision of geo-information solutions for aid efforts.