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How earth observation can enable anticipatory action in humanitarian crises
This report explores the unique contributions of Earth observation data to anticipatory action, the development-humanitarian spectrum, the various challenges of the data’s incorporation (and corresponding solutions, where they exist), and a collection of guidance and best practices from experts. For the past five decades, satellites have been a crucial tool for Earth observation, allowing for greater understanding of Earth system processes and continuing to inform scientists on climate evolution. anticipatory action programmes.
Therefore, the specific purpose of this report is to examine the role of remote-sensing satellite technologies in enabling anticipatory action in climate-induced humanitarian crises. In the context of the framework, this involves understanding the technologies’ possible contributions to trigger development and, on a grander scale, their impacts on the efficacy of anticipatory action programmes. The report concludes with a look at systems modelling to help practitioners understand the impacts of intervention spurred through anticipatory action.