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Sentinels on call for the CEMS

02 November 2017

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Between May and September this year, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated more than ever, with many users needing its rapid mapping products to help respond to a range of environmental disasters.

This summer seems to have been blighted by array of calamities, from forest fires, floods and cyclones to earthquakes.

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) provides information to respond to different types of disasters, including extreme weather events, geophysical events, deliberate and accidental, manmade and other humanitarian disasters, as well as prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

Source: Sentinel Online

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA - Sentinel-2 view of forest fire in Greece

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