Disaster Relief from Above

Published Jul. 11, 2013

Floods, hurricanes and tornadoes leave behind destruction and feelings of helplessness on the part of disaster survivors. RIT scientists – superheroes in the field of remote sensing – are using technology in the Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response (IPLER) to process disaster images and improve response efforts after the storm. The goal of the RIT researchers is to get critical information into the hands of decision makers in crisis situations quickly and accurately during a natural disaster.

To learn more about IPLER, visit: http://ipler.cis.rit.edu/.

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