Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters

Children create Superhero comic contest to fight against natural disasters

Entries can be sent to the UNICEF Vietnam’s Communication Section in 304 Kim Ma Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi can scan and send via email with comic contest title “Save the Earth – Children create superhero to fight against natural disasters and climate change” to:

Submitted comics are never ever be used, displayed, posted or presented in any forms of books, newspapers, magazines, televisions, radios, websites, etc.

Each child who submits her or his comic of a superhero should be a single author and should develop and prepare the superhero and story line by herself or himself.

Children participating in the comic contest should fill in all personal information as required in the forms of the Comic Contest Guideline. The submissions with insufficient personal information are not eligible for further consideration for winning the prize.

Superhero character drawing and storyline, follow the form in Annex 1 and 2, presented on A4 blank paper (or larger format). You can print these templates on paper, or you can copy them to draw and present your story…


Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters


Natural disasters showcase the widespread utility of satellite imagery. After earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes and floods, government agencies, nonprofits and emergency responders often turn to electro optical and radar imagery to gauge the severity of the damage, plan rescues, deliver aid and begin rebuilding campaigns.

Since 2000, international space agencies have shared data free of charge through the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. Increasingly, private companies also publicly release disaster-related imagery and data.

Maxar Technologies shares satellite imagery and information to aid disaster response through its Open Data Program. “We publicly release pre- and post-event imagery over a whole series of natural disasters,” said Rhiannan Price, Maxar’s Sustainable Development Practice director. “It is a powerful program and a big part of our data philanthropy approach.”

Planet began sharing imagery as an unofficial contributor to the International Charter in 2016. In 2018, Planet made its participation official, becoming the first private company to contribute data directly to the International Charter…


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