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Report: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies

Source: Space for Development

The objective of this report is to provide a consolidated view on the current use of satellite applications in humanitarian settings. Satellite applications are digital services and products that serve several functions for society, the environment, and the economy. UKHIH selected a consortium of organisations to author this report, including Caribou Space, Satellite Applications Catapult (SAC), and the Institute for Training and (UNITAR).

This report includes the following:

A categorisation of supply- and demand-side stakeholders of for the humanitarian sector with examples.

A consolidated overview of examples where satellite technologies have been used effectively for humanitarian domains.

A landscaping of over 500 humanitarian satellite applications.

Identification of key barriers to the adoption of satellite applications and potential interventions from the development community to overcome them.

A summary of two case studies from Asia-Pacific and East Africa to provide real-world insight from specific regions.



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