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Earth and Space

Space & Disaster Risk Reduction

Space Satellite

Space & DRR

Welcome to the ICPEM Special Interest Group.

We are focused on two aspects relating to outer space:

  1. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of threats from space, and​

  2. Use of space-based infrastructure for DRR pursuits

We are especially keen to bridge the gap between academia and industry to maximise opportunities to increase resilience to 

earth-bound hazards. In addition, we are keen to promote the huge opportunity to improve evidence-based decision-making by utilising the data rich resources from satellites at all stages of the disaster management cycle (improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) to terrestrial hazards.


We are currently developing a set of events and the programme will be issued shortly.

If you would like to get involved please contact



ICPEM Space Weather Commentary

UK Severe Space Weather Preparedness Strategy

Extreme Space Weather: impacts on engineered systems and infrastructure (Royal Academy of Engineering)

Satellite remote sensing for disaster management support: A holistic and staged approach based on case studies in Sentinel Asia (International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Elsevier)

Special Issue "Earth Observation to Support Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Risk Management" (Remote Sensing)

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC)

Space Weather Prediction Centre National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Space Weather Scales (NOAA) 

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