Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR)

February 12, 2021

Training Materials – Tanzania

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

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. Earthquake scenario walkthrough


Video transcripts
1. Introduction to disaster risk assessment for earthquakes

Other files
Demos files (.zip)

Volcanoes

Description
Volcanoes are vents or fissures on the surface of the earth where materials such as lava, ash and gas can be released in either explosive or effusive eruptions.

Presentation slides
1. Introducing volcanoes and volcanic hazard assessment


Video transcripts
1. Introducing volcanoes and volcanic hazard assessment




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 Tanzania


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




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.