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Earth Institute Research Projects

Using Satellites to Make Index Insurance Scalable

Lead PI: Dr. Daniel Osgood

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

September 2011 - September 2013
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ethiopia
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project goal is to reduce satellite error when developing insurance indexes by improving satellite vegetative fraction validation of HARITA indexes for 50,000 people in Ethiopia.

OUTCOMES: The team has compared 12 years of data performance against ARC remote sensing. Other remote sensing methods are being examined for their capacity to improve ARC.

SPONSOR:

International Labour Organization

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Z Zurich Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$95,668

KEYWORDS

harita indexes product validation insurance climate and society vegetation satellites