Image: free satellite data can be made use of for governments with limited resources. Credit:NASA.
Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Deputy Director and Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Kerrie Mengersen and ACEMS Research Associate Jacinta Holloway, both based at the Queensland University of Technology, are leading an international workshop that will focus on how to use data from satellite imagery to unlock valuable insights.

Satellite imagery data can be used to examine things like poverty, the movement of populations, disease, threatened species and to monitor the environment. The ‘Earth Observations for Official Statistics’ workshop, organised by the United Nations, is being held in Bangkok, Thailand and involves ten Asian countries. It will teach these countries how to obtain and how to use the vast amount of free data coming from satellites.

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Image: free satellite data can be made use of for governments with limited resources. Credit:NASA.