Satellites provide an economic option to monitor across large and remote areas and can be invaluable in assessing change and understanding trends for such things as drought assessments or river overflow effectiveness.
Spatial resolution is the size of one pixel on the ground. With a 30 cm resolutions means each pixel represents a 30 x 30 cm area on the ground, allowing you to distinguish details, such as houses or cars.
SkyWatch, along with numerous organizations, is volunteering time and energy to assist with the relief effort. The company is working closely with regional partners, providing them with up-to-date high resolution satellite imagery of hard-to-reach areas to assist with response efforts.