Storm season is coming up: Reduce vulnerability of your assets

Remember Kyrill? That heavy storm that moved over Europe in January of 2007. It was the first storm in my lifetime (that I remember) which had catastrophic effects. This cyclone killed 47 people and led to damages of about 8 billion euros. Kyrill destroyed 60 million trees, unroofed houses, destroyed bridges and power pylons. Maximum wind speeds of up to 200 km/h were measured.

How to overcome inefficient vegetation management of your assets

Since the year 2000, wildfires caused economic losses of around 149 Billion US-Dollar worldwide, with 2018 being the most extreme with damages exceeding 20 billion US-Dollar (Aon plc. 2019). Besides dry conditions and exceptional heat, many wildfires are caused by vegetation growing in the vicinity of power lines.

Remote Sensing – A short introduction

More than 2000 years ago Socrates already envisioned earth observation from above. But before we could monitor earth from space via satellites, the development of photography, aeronautics and electromagnetism were important steps in the field of remote sensing.