AeroVision shortlisted for the “Space for sustainability award” Created by AV-algemeen on 5/15/2019 2:38:54 PM
AeroVision’s Maggie Mulley is shortlisted for the Space for Sustainability award which will be presented by the ESA (European Space Agency).The Award is rewarded annually during the fall plenary session of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) to the best Project Idea that integrates application areas focusing on sustainability linked to space. The topic description can be seen below.
Monitoring Urban Greenness to Grow Healthier Cities
55% of the world’s population are currently living in cities, and this number will increase to 68% by 2050. Effective city planning is becoming increasingly important. Vegetation in cities has benefits such as flood mitigation, city cooling, and citizen health. Increasing availability of aerial photographs and satellite imagery could prove a solution to detecting and monitoring urban vegetation. Integrating remote sensing data with ground sensor and citizen volunteered information will improve the monitoring potential. Predictive vegetation models will aid decision makers and city planners to make the right choices for their city and the people that live there.
The final winner selection and prize ceremony will take place in October 2019.