AEM strengthens capacities for the use of satellite technology in Guerrero

AEM strengthens capacities for the use of satellite technology in Guerrero

GUERRERO - The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) reported that it continues to support the State of Guerrero in its capacity building in the use of satellite technologies to support the state in the event of hurricanes.

Salvador Landeros Ayala, general director of AEM, explained that satellite technologies are crucial contributors in all phases of the population protection and disaster management cycle (prevention, preparedness, early warning, response and reconstruction).

For this reason, the agency trained the team that will operate the "Early Warning and Humanitarian Aid System for the State of Guerrero", within Axis 1 of the Guerrero in Space project, an initiative conceived by the "Guerrero Council" for the potential support of this south-southeast region.

The attendees received training on Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Programs, as well as downloading, visualization and processing of optical and radar satellite images, and satellite image processing with specialized software Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP) and Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS).

Personnel from the Guerrero Council, the Secretariat of Integral Risk Management and Civil Protection, and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of the Government of Guerrero participated in this specialized training.

As well as academics from the Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAGro) in work led by its rector, Javier Saldaña Almazán, and the general director of Graduate Studies and Research, Gabino Solano Ramírez, as well as from the National Technological Institute of Mexico, Acapulco Campus (TecNMx).

This course is in addition to the one given by the AEM last April with the support of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and its Nanosatélite AtlaCom-1, where the first UAGro generation of specialists in satellite integration was trained, with a view to developing the First Guerrero Nanosatellite.