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Earth Monitoring

Saturated and detailed monitoring of the whole planet will be necessary to prevent deaths from natural disaster, pandemics, etc. We're already seeing it improve after disasters such as the Nepal earthquake where drones were used to quickly map areas of devastation allowing the emergency services to plan and prioritise areas for rescue and rebuilding.

Hopefully in future our planet will be so extensively monitored we'll even be able to be give accurate warnings about earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunami, as well as helping to forecast long term weather which may allow us to better use farmland and food production, for example planting the appropriate crops for the expected weather in the area.

Earth Monitoring News

Presence of coronavirus in sewage quantitatively reflects number infected

Newsweek - 23-Apr-2020

Quickly becomes inactive in faeces and sewage so there's no risk of infection


Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface

BBC - 13-Sep-2018

SEA-KIT may be the autonomous vessel to win the XPRIZE for best seabed mapping system


Running out of water as dams shrink

Guardian - 11-Apr-2018

Early warning satellite system reveals countries with shrinking reservoirs.


Swarm of Shoebox Satellites Will Predict Natural Disasters

The Daily Beast - 06-Nov-2017

Fleet of tiny satellites constantly monitoring our planet.

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Earth Monitoring Resources

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Planet Labs

Earth imaging company with goal to image the entirety of the planet daily to monitor changes and pinpoint trends

Resource Watch

Free, open data visualization platform that serves as a repository for the world's best available data

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