ENW-XS grant awarded to Giorgia Giardina!

News - 05 December 2020 - Webredactie

Congratulations to Giorgia Giardina, who was awarded an ENW-XS grant for the rapid assessment of seismic damage using satellite data.

After an earthquake, it is extremely important to identify quickly which buildings are safe and which are not. Inspections by experts on the ground are dangerous, expensive and require a long time to be completed. This project will revolutionise the response and recovery phase after an earthquake by developing the first methodology for the rapid assessment of damage based on satellite data. This novel approach can lead to the rapid creation of damage maps which will have a big impact on post-disaster management, helping reconstruction and saving lives.