Enabling Resilience with Remote Sensing
09:00-12:00 January 27

½ day
Intermediate level


In this workshop we will familiarize ourselves with the basic data types like rasters and shape-files used in the geo-spatial data analysis. We will get familiar with basic concepts of Remote Sensing and how access to those data is enabled. We will discuss the challenges of the relevant big data involved and share the best practices and technology which simplifies and scale data analytics. Last but not least, we will cover how organisations like insurance companies leverage the Remote Sensing capabilities.


  • Basic concepts of image processing in the context of remote sensing
  • Technological challenges and best practices of such efforts and best practices to 
  • Potential of remote sensing in the insurance world


  • a laptop


Charilaos Tsarouchas

Data Scientist, Swiss Re