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Satellites can see so much more than meets the eye. Nothing gives us a quicker overview than looking at something from a bird’s perspective. In a disaster situation, after an earthquake or during a flood, satellite images can be determining factors in answering pressing questions such as: Which roads are still accessible, which houses are damaged, where could a helicopter land?
What role does satellite-based Earth Observation play for emergency and disaster response? In our UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/2013, we invite you to take a closer look at the usefulness of Earth Observation data for disaster response - by presenting international actors who provide such information but also by telling two success stories from UNSPIDER’s partners in Iran and Pakistan dealing with floods and droughts.