Problem: Flooding causes significant destruction, and tree losses exacerbate the issue.
Solution: The aim is to mitigate flood risks through satellite-driven afforestation and reforestation. Utilize satellite maps to track tree losses. Implement a strategy to plant more trees strategically, informed by satellite data, in areas prone to flooding, and flooding causes major damages like:
- Erosion and Soil Degradation
- Loss of Biodiversity
- Water Pollution
- Disruption of Natural Processes
- Property Damage
- Crop Losses
- Infrastructure Failures
Social and Economic Impacts:
- Loss of Lives and Injuries
- Displacement of Communities
- Health Risks
- Impact on Livelihoods
- Infrastructure Repair Costs
- Psychological Impact
- Increased Vulnerability to Future Events
And afforestation and reforestation can contribute significantly to mitigating some of the problems caused by floods, especially in terms of environmental and infrastructure damages.
🛰️ EU Space Technologies
Data and Signals Used:
- Satellite Imagery: Leveraging high-resolution satellite imagery for tracking tree losses and identifying flood-prone areas using Google Earth engine and Copernicus.
- Environmental Monitoring Data: Utilizing data from Google Earth Engine observation from satellites for assessing environmental changes and past year flood impacts.
- Value: Satellite data provides critical insights for identifying areas affected by floods at the past, tracking tree losses, and strategically planning afforestation efforts to mitigate flood risks.
- Christos - Developer: Responsible for implementing technological solutions and data analysis.
- Denice - Developer: Contributing to the technical aspects of the project and data analysis.
- Surya - Research and Presentation: Provided valuable insights related to flood damage causes and created the pitch presentation.
- Leonard - Research Support: Assisted the team in gathering additional insights for the project.
- Christos and Denice: Developers with a focus on implementing technological solutions and analyzing data to address environmental challenges
- Surya: Contributed significantly by researching flood damage causes and creating a compelling pitch presentation for the hackathon
- Leonard: Provided valuable support by assisting the team in gathering additional insights related to the project.