Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Virtual Workshop on “Connecting global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting: scientific advances and challenges”

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Rio Negro and the Solimões River meet to form the Amazon River in Brazil. Image: ESA

From 29 June to 1 July 2021, ECMWF will host a 3-day virtual workshop on Global hydrological modelling and forecasting.

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29/06/2021 to 01/07/2021

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Tue, 22/06/2021

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Copernicus ECWMF, Copernicus EMS, Hydrological Ensemble Prediction EXperiment (HEPEX), Global Food Partnership

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Virtual Panel: Current and Future Needs for Emergency Prevention, Response and Recovery Mapping

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Banner for the Planet Labs/Copernicus EMS Virtual Panel. Image: Planet Labs/Copernicus EMS.

The role of the Earth Observation industry in emergency situations and crisis response has significantly grown in recent years. Climate change brought forest fires, floods and other emergency states that have put Earth Observation and its data to the forefront. Data provided by the Earth Observation industry provides insights that allow emergency services to put their action plan in place appropriately and act timely.

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03/03/2021

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Planet Labs, Copernicus Emergency Management Service

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Global web-based systems support flood early warning

GloFAS forecast for parts of Central America on 3 November.

When disaster looms, early warning about potentially affected areas and the extent of the event are critical for disaster management efforts. Using in situ and satellite-based observations, two web-based systems provide critical information to support flood early warning efforts worldwide, for instance in the context of the current record-setting Atlantic hurricane season, which has brought widespread damage to countries in Central America.

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Fri, 20/11/2020 - 11:26

Call for scholarships: Copernicus Master in Digital Earth

Geospatial technologies have the ability to confront global problems in a way never seen before; and the demand for qualified professionals to address these problems grows as well. With this in mind, the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Programme - in conjunction with the EU’s Copernicus programme - is calling for applications to the Copernicus Master in Digital Earth.

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Sat, 30/11/2019 - 11:26

Participants discuss space technologies for disaster management in Africa at UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference

UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference. Image: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries discussed the use of space technologies in meeting the challenges posed by floods, droughts and other disasters across Africa at an international conference that took place from 6 to 8 November in Bonn, Germany.

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Fri, 08/11/2019 - 16:16

DLR supports efforts to fight forest fires in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

A Sentinel-2 false colour image showing active fires in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Image: DLR/ZKI.

Satellite technology became an integral part of efforts to detect and contain forest fires in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Germany at the end of June and early July. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) used satellite information, along with images captured by the Modular Aerial Camera System (MACS), to create maps, which provided emergency services with up-to-date information about areas affected by the fires. 

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Thu, 25/07/2019 - 15:32

New project evaluates how Copernicus data can support Sendai Framework reporting

The false-colour image of the Italian landscape is captured with Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite. This region is prone to earthquakes. Sentinel-1’s radar technology can provide images with a resolution of 10 m and within hours of acquisition to aid emergency response. Image: ESA.

A new project seeks to evaluate how satellite remote sensing and Copernicus satellite data can support reporting related to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR). Cop4Sen will be implemented by the German National Coordination for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS) under the auspice of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BKK) and in cooperation with the the National Contact Office for the Sendai Framework at BKK.

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Thu, 21/03/2019 - 16:03

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS)

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service is one of the six main services that the Copernicus Programme, the European Union’s Earth Observation programme, provides on a global scale. The service supports crisis managers, Civil Protection authorities and humanitarian aid actors dealing with natural disasters, man-made emergency situations, and humanitarian crises, as well as those involved in disaster risk reduction and recovery activities.

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Copernicus launches DIAS services during 20th anniversary celebrations

European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska announcing the launch of Copernicus DIAS on 20 June 2018 in Baveno, Italy. Image: Copernicus

The European Commission has launched an initiative to facilitate access to Copernicus data and information services. DIAS is designed to improve users’ ability to access as well as process Copernicus data and information by standardizing access to data through five cloud-based platforms: CREODIAS, MUNDI, ONDA, SOBLOO and WEKEO.

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Fri, 20/07/2018 - 10:03

UN-SPIDER Updates December 2017/January 2018

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Tue, 13/02/2018
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UN-SPIDER Updates Dec/Jan

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