Emerging Technologies on Natural Disaster Detection - Turkey Syria Earthquake and Remote Sensing Applications

Day: Wednesday 4 October
Time: 09:00 to 10:00 AZT (GMT+4)
Location: Heydar Aliyev Center (HAC) Auditorium

On the morning of February 6, 2023, Turkey and Syria woke up with a completely different dream. A natural nightmare!. 7 hours after the nightmare was over, another nightmare occurred. More than 40,000 people lost their lives in two major earthquake disasters with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5. More than 100,000 people were left homeless and 10 different cities in Turkey were severely affected. The whole world was united with Turkey/Syria and a lot of material and moral assistance was provided. Undoubtedly, the wounds of this disaster will be hard to heal. As humans heal post-disaster wounds, we, as the space practitioners, must come up with ideas to mitigate the worst effects of disasters in the future. Therefore, this panel at IAC2023 will discuss how space technologies can contribute to natural disasters like this, by influencing the effects of Turkey/Syria Earthquake. The panel evaluates the earthquake as a “case study” and identifies the lesson learned and the expected improvements. Invited panelists from different backgrounds will evaluate the current and future status of projects in the Earth observation technologies such as image processing, early warning systems, remote sensing applications, artificial intelligence and communication practices. In addition, the moderator will manage the panel interactively with various aspects such as technological, socio-economical, socio-cultural and next generation perspectives. Therefore, this panel will create awareness for the Turkey/Syria earthquake, strengthen inter-institutional collaborations, motivate future generations and create an inspiration at the IAC2023. Topics covered in this panel can also be presented at other international events such as COP28, in Dubai.



Senior Researcher, Propulsion and Space, Technology Innovation Institute

United Arab Emirates



Chief of the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Section, United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)



Content Marketer and Social Media Specialist for Space, SpaceSide

United Kingdom


Regional Manager Pre-Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Planet



CEO & Co-founder, AIRMO GmbH