Multi risk preparedness supported by Earth Observation (15.06.2011)
Paper on “Multi risk preparedness supported by Earth Observation” presented at the Gi4DM 2011 Conference – Antalya (Turkey), 03-08 May 2011.
In the context of global warming, intensity and frequency of rainfall events is expected to increase and cause more severe transnational floods. Developed for EC’s Flood Directive, assets mapping (AM) services address the needs of pan-European disaster preparedness. Eurosense developed its AM services in the frame of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) – Services and Applications for Emergency Response project (SAFER).
No technology can prevent natural hazards, but, Earth Observation (EO) maps and services can support the multiple phases of disaster management (prevention, early warning, in-crisis or post-crisis). By monitoring the hazards impacts, these generic and multi-risk assets mapping services help in preventing risks and deaths and in setting up responsible prevention measures. Assets mapping services comprise multiple criteria: either quantitative (e.g. economical damage and affected people), or qualitative by analysis of the impact (e.g. on the environment).
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Also in 2011, EUROSENSE will be present with a booth on the INTERGEO-conference.
INTERGEO is one of the most important conferences in the geo-information sector in the world. Also in 2011, EUROSENSE will be present with a booth on this year’s edition held in Nürnberg from the 27th till the 29th of September 2011.
More information on INTERGEO can be found on: http://www.intergeo.de/de/deutsch/index.php
You will find the booth of EUROSENSE in hall 7A, booth number F60. We are eager to welcome you at our booth!