Remote sensing research is focused on developing and operationally implementing innovative multi-hazard techniques, strategies and products for rapidly assessing post-disaster impacts, modeling and quantifying the built environment, and monitoring recovery.
Building on ten years of research achievements, the remote sensing research group offers clients a wealth of remote sensing and GIS-based capabilities and scientific expertise. Through new research contracts, investigators will continue to embrace fundamental and applied research activities to develop innovative new approaches to short- and long-term disaster management. Other commercial products and services developed by MCEER researchers include: 24-48 hour post-disaster damage assessment under the PDV™ (Post-disaster Damage Verification) program; near real-time flood, surge, hurricane, earthquake and tsunami damage assessment through remote sensing-based damage scales and advanced image analysis techniques; and forensic GPS-registered damage assessment using the in-field VIEWS™ data collection and visualization system.
Resources to MCEER materials related to remote sensing research include: