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EVOSS, an European project for volcano observation

(August 2013) The European Volcano Observatory Space Services, (EVOSS) is an European Union science initiative, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and using the latest European earth observation data. EVOSS is a consortium of data providers, academic institutions and government bodies whose aim is to develop techniques allowing the monitoring of volcanic hazards on a global scale.

Due to the unpredictable nature of active volcanic areas, repeat ground-based monitoring has special challenges concerning accessibility and terrain instability. The EVOSS project demonstrates how real-time operational monitoring can be enhanced by satellite remote sensing.

On behalf of EVOSS, TRE has recently processed radar imagery from the Cosmo-SkyMED satellite constellation over four volcanoes in Africa and Antille. Analysis of images was made to determine ground topography changes and generated a better-than-one metre precision elevation model.

To know more about the project, click the article here