Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR)

February 10, 2021

Training Materials – Nepal

METEOR (Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines) is a project co-funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Program. The outcome of which is innovative applications of Earth Observation (EO) technologies to improve understanding of exposure and multi-hazards with a specific focus on Nepal and Tanzania. These training materials are focused at describing the methodology behind development of the METEOR data and products, as well as demonstrating how the METEOR data and products might be used.




Exposure

Description
An exposure model is fundamental for the assessment of the impact due to natural hazards, as it comprises information concerning the characteristics of the physical, social and economic environment of the elements exposed to hazards.

Presentation slides
1. Introduction to exposure data
2. Basic process of exposure development
3. Value of EO data in exposure development
4. Understanding exposure data
5. Overview of exposure development for METEOR
6. Overview of exposure metadata for METEOR

Video transcript
5. Overview of exposure development for METEOR
6. Overview of exposure metadata for METEOR

Floods

Description
Floods are an overflow of water, which can be caused by a variety of sources, including: heavy rainfall, overflowing rivers, dam failures, storm surge or tsunamis, and snow or ice melt.

Presentation slides
1. Introduction to flood modelling
2. METEOR flood modelling


Video transcript
1. Introduction to flood modelling
2. METEOR flood modelling



Seismic

Description
Seismic events (or earthquakes) occur when two blocks of earth suddenly slip, which can result in ground shaking. 

Presentation slides
1. Introduction to disaster risk assessment for earthquakes
2. Demonstration of scenario risk assessment for earthquakes


Video transcripts
1. Introduction to disaster risk assessment for earthquakes


Other files
Demos files (.zip)

Landslide

Description
Landslides are defined as the movement of rock, debris, or earth down a slope under the influence of gravity. There can be several triggers, including earthquakes or rainfall.

Presentation slides
1. Introduction to landslides
2. Creation of hazard susceptibility maps
3. GIS landslide implementation


Video transcripts
1. Introduction to landslides
2. Creation of hazard susceptibility maps
3. GIS landslide implementation

Multi-hazard risk

Description
Multi-hazards are firstly, the selection of multiple major hazards that a country faces and secondly, the specific contexts where hazardous events may occur simultaneously, cascadingly or cumulatively overtime, taking into account the potential interrelated effects.

Presentation slides
1. Introduction to multihazards
2a. Modelling multihazards in Nepal


Video transcripts
1. Introduction to multihazards
2a. Modelling multihazards in Nepal


Supporting material

To make use of the METEOR products, it may be helpful to use GIS or other software. Following are some links for supporting tools and tutorials that may be of interest.