The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich  and the GeoHazards Challenge

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The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) research work in the field of GeoHazards related to the analysis of global scale long time series EO based information of volcanic activity, earthquakes, landslides and land subsidence is key in improving forecast and early warning systems for these natural disasters and highly demanding in terms of EO data volume, due to its spatiotemporal scale and the resolution of the required imagery. Their work has been already been integrated in the GeoHazards TEP and its scope fits perfectly into the needs of the Copernicus Emergency Management, mainly in the Risk and Recovery Mapping component. Their work can also impact other related areas from civil protection to the insurance sector. During the project this connections will be further analysed to connect to additional promoters coming from these sectors and develop higher level products that can bring additional value to the project.

ETHZ expects to derive information of volcanic activity, earthquakes, landslides and land subsidence to forecast and early warning of these natural disasters. Their research can be integrated in the scope of the Copernicus Emergency Management, mainly in the Risk and Recovery Mapping component.

 

The main topics in this challenge will be related to:

  • Forecasting the impact of earthquakes,
  • Rapid generation of landslide inventories,
  • Forecasting surface deformation.
     
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