Weather Stream’s Remote Sensing Expert Dr. Richard Delf to Address Disaster Management Strategies at Geospatial World Forum

Presentation will highlight the benefits of high-temporal Earth observation data for forecasting and managing weather events

Edinburgh, Scotland, October 21, 2021 – Weather Stream, a leader in the collection, aggregation, and dissemination of Earth observation and weather data, announced that Dr. Richard Delf, a remote sensing scientist based in the company’s Edinburgh location, will participate in a technical session at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam. The session is scheduled for Friday October 23 at 12:30 p.m. CET. The Geospatial World Forum brings together business and academic experts to discuss the latest findings, trends, and economic impacts of geospatial activities.

In his remarks, Dr. Delf will discuss the importance of frequent observations of the Earth, weather, and climate conditions that can be achieved through satellite-based sensors. He will also describe the progress being made in speeding the alignment, validation, and analysis of disparate datasets compiled from both terrestrial and satellite-based observation sensors.

“The accelerated deployment of space-based observation platforms is changing the face of data availability in time and volume scales,” said Dr. Delf. “Fast access to data can help governments and businesses make time-critical decisions in planning for weather events as well as responding to disasters appropriately. Accessing and analyzing data in near real-time can make a significant difference before, during, and after a disaster.”

Weather Stream provides access to the Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS) satellites which carry state-of-the-art microwave radiometers to gather temperature, humidity, and precipitation data across 24 sounding and imaging channels at 118 and 183 GHz. These uniquely capable instruments measure vertical temperature, humidity, and precipitation profiles 24/7 in nearly all-weather conditions, regardless of day or night. The sensor produces a cross-track scanned 2000-kilometer-wide swath as each satellite orbits the Earth.