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Planetary Scale Monitoring of Urban Growth in High Flood Risk Areas
Christian Clough · Ramesh Nair · Gopal Erinjippurath

Fri Jun 14 04:40 PM -- 04:50 PM (PDT) @

Climate change is increasing the incidence of flooding. Many areas in the developing world are experiencing strong population growth but lack adequate urban planning. This represents a significant humanitarian risk. We explore the use of high-cadence satellite imagery provided by Planet, whose flock of over one hundred ’Dove’ satellites image the entire earth’s landmass everyday at 3-5m resolution. We use a deep learning-based computer vision approach to measure flood-related humanitarian risk in 5 cities in Africa.

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Christian Clough (Planet)
Ramesh Nair (Planet Labs Inc)
Gopal Erinjippurath (Planet Labs Inc)

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