The 2022 floods in Pakistan killed nearly 2,000 people and devasted farms and buildings. HSAT was able to provide insights into the scale of floods in an entirely new way – with unparalleled speed and scale.
Following the devastation of the Pakistan floods, it was important to understand the production of crops – as this impacts the national and international economy.
Traditional research methods failed due to the scale of the disaster; standard satellite data could not be used – as the rain cloud was so thick it was not possible to see the ground.
HSAT conducted a rapid analysis of Pakistan, including:
- Visiting over 3,000 fields.
- Speaking to over 1,000 farmers
- Conducting surveys of crop factories
- Using Radar satellites to map the floods
- Calculating how quickly the floods were disappearing from agricultural land – using remote sensing and field visits
This was all done within 20 days. The images below show the flooding from drones, our farm visits and a map of our surveys across Pakistan.
The speed and scale of this analysis was a global first