Copernicus EMS – Risk and Recovery Mapping

ITHACA is part of the consortium, formed by e-GEOS, GAF, SIRS, Telespazio Ibérica, SERTIT, IAGB and GMV, contracted by the Joint Research Centre for the on-demand provision of geospatial information in support of emergency management activities not related to the immediate response phase, i.e. prevention, preparedness, disaster risk reduction or recovery phases.

The service covers the supply of satellite maps and digital vector datasets to be used for managing emergencies caused by natural disasters (earthquakes, flooding, fires, and landslides) as well as human-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises throughout the world.

The Risk & Recovery mapping Service is divided in 2 sub-categories:

  • Risk and Recovery Standard (RRM) for a predefined set of standardized products and
  • Risk and Recovery Flex for tailor made studies. The RRM standard service offers standard portfolio of products that cross the various support themes in the phases before and after emergencies.

The team acquires and processes satellite data that come primarily from remote sensing platforms, and makes maps available within a few hours of the service being activated by one of the authorised users (EU Member States and Copernicus participating states, European Commission Services and EU Agencies), showing the areas struck by a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis.