Hilfswerk International is an Austrian non-profit that has been
implementing emergency relief projects and sustainable development
projects in different countries around the world since 1978. One long
term project is the construction of mother houses and the equipment of
health posts in Mozambique to effectively reduce maternal and child
The recent disaster related to cyclone Idai has hit Mozambique hard, and has also severely impacted the operations of Hilfswerk International. We have therefore decided to adapt the data4good hackathon project on short notice. Our aim now is to utilize the satellite imagery released by the Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service, and identify ways to use and enrich this data in support of on the ground efforts. Due to the nature of the catastrophe, this will be an open-ended challenge without a predefined outcome.
A team of very talented data scientists have decided to help solving this challenge.
The team faced several challenges solving them through Data Engineering: