Basically, remote sensing is a “tool” that allows the study of an object or a real-world phenomena without having a physical contact with it, thanks to its reflectance and radiation. It can be done using variety of technologies, among which satellite image processing. And as we are passionate about satellites at AGIA, we are leveraging data they have been collecting since decades to tackle some of the pressing challenges of our time, facing by people in situations of precarity in Africa.
Satellite image processing is being used for long time ago to support decision-making in various fields and for diverse natural resources management including surface/groundwater, agriculture and food security: helping for example with disease detection, crops growth via phenology mapping. It is hugely being used in land use and cover, forestry: monitoring, inventory, classification, change detection. Remote sensing is also used in public health to support the on-the-ground stakeholders to identify areas under threat, plan action for affected areas, track and quick off the epidemics, and many more.
Satellite image processing has also the assets in helping with the monitoring and decision-making on natural disasters. At AGIA, we take advantage from this to support governments to take care of their people. We help public and private agencies, humanitarian and international organizations fighting hunger, poverty, precarity and extremism in Africa be more effective in disaster contexts including flooding, drought, wildfire, or epidemic.