Protecting the community from the risk and impact of flooding is at the heart of the European Floods Directive. The Directive requires Member States to assess the risk of floods and to produce flood hazard and flood risk maps. How could Copernicus support the related tasks of the Member States? The German Environment Agency recently awarded Terranea with a contract to assess the potentials and barriers for its use.
Today social media analysis and crowdsourcing are common activities to support emergency management. Text mining is an approach to understand unstructured messages. But what about all the images and videos that are shared through the social networks? We developed an Image and Video Recognition Engine to automatically identify images and videos related to a disaster event which are possibly relevant for the emergency managers. The tool was developed within the H2020 funded e2mc project.
Our colleagues from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna presented our joint study about the classification of tree species using Sentinel-2 data at the recent National Forum for Remote Sensing and Copernicus in Berlin. We conducted the project together for the German Environment Agency.
The European Green Infrastructure strategy (GI) aims to help stopping the loss of biodiversity and enable ecosystems to deliver their many services.
Together with colleagues from Trinomics, VU Amsterdam and IEEP we investigated different aspects of transboundary GI along Europe's eastern border. The project is part of a framework contract with the European Environment Agency for providing services in the area of Natural capital and ecosystem assessment.
On October 9, Terranea presented the I-REACT project during UNESCO's Executive Board meeting in Paris. At the same time we celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction, officially held each year on 13 October. #IDDRR2018 celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters.
Smart Home technologies for Smart Livestock farming. This is the aim of our Smart Coop Solutions project, funded by ESA. We investigate the use of sensors and satellite technologies to monitor livestock remotely.
This enables the farmer to more efficient planning and monitoring and supports transparency and traceability.
Join us on this year's GI_Forum in Salzburg. On July 3, we'll present our automated Burned Area Mapping service which was developed as part of the I-REACT project.
The special session on Participatory Disaster Management – Fusing Remote Sensing Data with
User-generated Geo-data is supported by the Horizon 2020 project 'Evolution of Emergency Copernicus services' (E2mC) to which we also contribute.
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