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Copernicus Emergency Management Service: serving crisis managers around the world
02 February 2018
Copernicus is not just a space programme, it is first and foremost a people's programme. The Sentinel satellites orbit the Earth and observe our planet from space, while its Copernicus Emergency Management Service benefit people by allowing to better respond to disasters and provide humanitarian aid through free of charge satellite-enabled emergency management products.
The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (or Copernicus EMS) is one of the six main services that the Copernicus Programme provides worldwide. It has been in operation since April 2012. 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.
Image credit: Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Copernicus EMS' Rapid Mapping service.