29 August 2016 - The European CopernicusEMS mapping team is working hard producing new images thanks to the joint use of Areal images, Optical and Radar data
The actual number of maps produced over the area is: 65
26 August 2016 - The European CopernicusEMS mapping team is working hard producing new images thanks to the joint use of Areal images, Optical and Radar data
The actual number of maps produced over the area is: 39
25 August 2016 - The European CopernicusEMS mapping team leaded by e-GEOS (Italy) with GAF AG (Germany), SIRS (France), SERTIT (France), DLR (Germany), Ithaca (Italy) have been working on 24/7 basis for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service of the European Commission. During this night after only 20hs from the devastating earthquake happened in Italy, all data acquired by satellites (optical and radar) have been processed and the newest are still in production.
The actual number of maps produced over the area is: 13
25 August 2016 - during the night the Copernicus Emrgency Team released the first grading maps over the affected areas.
Copernicus EMS portal activation EMS177
Rome, 24 August 2016 – In the early hours of this morning the operating centres in Rome and Matera of e-GEOS, the joint venture between Telespazio (Leonardo - Finmeccanica/Thales) and the Italian Space Agency, which leads the team of European companies operating in the Copernicus program (Emergency Management Service - Copernicus - Rapid Mapping), were activated to support the Italian Authorities and Civil Protection in managing the aftermath of last night's earthquake in central Italy.
The e-GEOS Emergency Room is working to produce maps and detailed data of the areas affected by the earthquake, using all available aerial and satellite technologies. These images will provide useful information about damage to support rescue operation activities.
Images from the COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation are part of the Copernicus dataset and have already been used with proven effectiveness to support disaster relief following previous natural emergencies such as the earthquakes in L'Aquila in 2009 and Haiti in 2010, typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines in 2013, and in other situations where radar technology guarantees images at night and during cloud cover.