Post-disaster monitoring is primarily conducted during the recovery phase. It involves assessing the impacts of the disaster, monitoring progress in the recovery efforts, and evaluating the effectiveness of the response and recovery activities. Monitoring helps to identify emerging needs, gaps in the recovery process, and areas requiring additional support or intervention. Post-disaster monitoring might include damage assessment, impact assessment, community needs assessment, recovery progress tracking etc. Post-disaster monitoring allows authorities to gather valuable data and insights to inform decision-making, allocate resources effectively, and adjust recovery strategies as needed. It also helps to ensure communities recover from a disaster, reduce their vulnerability, enhance their adaptive capacity, and promote sustainable development.
GIC embraces the concept of build-back-better and leverages the vast resources of satellite imagery and expert knowledge to support post-disaster reconstruction efforts. GIC implemented satellite-based reconstruction monitoring by utilizing Earth observation satellites to collect valuable data and imagery from space, enabling the monitoring and analysis of large-scale areas to assess the extent of damage, track changes over time, monitor reconstruction activities, and identify potential risks and challenges.