The GeoHazards Challenge

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The field of GeoHazards is related to the analysis of global scale long time series EO based information of volcanic activity, earthquakes; Landslides and land subsidence are 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.

In this challenge we are looking forward 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.

 

Currently the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) is doing research in this filed, 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 influence 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.

 

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