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Global and local: how satellites can inform landslide science

Event organised by ICE

23 April 2024

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Landslides are a critical natural hazard that kill thousands of people every year. Their occurrence in mountainous, often remote regions and disproportionate impact on the Global South can be better understood if earth observations from space can be used to help mitigate the harm they cause.

NASA Earth Science supports a range of research and applications to help observe and understand disasters – including landslides – from space, and this talk will help illustrate both the potential that these tools have to help reduce loss of life and also the gaps that remain to effective global use of remote sensing data for disasters.

This event is in collaboration with the Cabot Institute.


Robert Emberson

Robert Emberson

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

associate program manager

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Robert Emberson

Dr Robert Emberson serves as associate program manager for NASA’s earth science disasters program, where he helps to administrate a range of projects funded by the program, as well as supporting the disaster response activities by providing satellite data and insight to a range of stakeholders before, during and after disasters strike. He is also a researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he studies soil erosion, landslides, and extreme rainfall. He holds a doctorate from the University of Potsdam, Germany, and an MSci from the University of Cambridge.

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