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Copernicus Sentinel-2 called to action

26 July 2018

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The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been using Sentinel-2 satellite images to help in the assessment of damage brought forth by a series of disasters that struck Guatemala and Colombia this spring.

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Rapid Mapping, which has been operational since April 2012, provides information to respond to different types of disasters, including extreme weather events, geophysical events, deliberate and accidental, man-made and other humanitarian disasters, as well as prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

Source: ESA

Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018) processed by EMS - Copernicus Sentinel-2 over Guatemala

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