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Copernicus is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation and environmental information.

 

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is one of the six services within Copernicus.

 

the Copernicus Atmosphere monitoring Services (CAMS) is one of the six services within Copernicus.

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Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovinabergstroem Mon, 20/05/2019 - 15:13

On Sunday 12 May, heavy rain caused flooding across Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the rivers of Vrbas, Bosna, Sana, Una, and Ušora being affected the most. Flooding and landslides disrupted power and water supplies and damaged local infrastructure.

The ECHO Daily Flash of 16 May reports that one person is missing from the town of Žepce and that at least 15 people have been displaced in Kotor Varoš. Media reports estimate that more than 200 houses have been damaged in Prijedor, affecting thousands of people. Bosnia’s civil protection agency has declared a state of natural disaster and hundreds of civil protection staff were deployed to the worst affected areas. Military personnel have also been called in to reinforce flood defences along the banks of the Sana river.

The Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping module was activated on 14 May to provide First Estimate Products and Delineation Maps over five Areas of Interest (AoI). For four of them, the initial information was delivered through “First Estimate Products” (FEP), an additional Rapid Mapping product available since 1 April which aims to provide a rough estimation of the disaster impacts within 2 hours from image reception and can be used to redefine AoIs.

The delineation map released for the Srbac AoI, Bosnia and Herzegovina was produced using radar satellite imagery of the Copernicus Sentinel-1A acquired on 16 May. The first Delineation Overview Map of the Srbac AoI shows 749.3 ha (7.5 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition.

The map and vector data are available for viewing and download on the EMS Website: EMSR358: Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

For updates on our activations, follow Copernicus EMS on Twitter.

Learn more about the Copernicus Programme and its Emergency Management Service.


The delineation map of Srbac, Bosnia and Herzegovina showing 749.3 ha (7.5 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition (Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU, [EMSR358] Srbac: Delineation Product

Flood in the North of Italy
Flood in the North of Italybergstroem Fri, 17/05/2019 - 17:02

On Saturday 11 May, a severe weather event occurred across the central and north-eastern regions of Italy, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and hailstorms. Several major rivers overflowed, leading to wide-spread flooding, crop damage and landslides.

The ECHO Daily Flash of 15 May reports that floods in the Emilia-Romagna Region have damaged approximately 200 homes, affecting at least 1,200 people. Flood waters also caused a bridge collapse within the Rimini province and power outages across Fregona. Farmers’ associations in Puglia estimate that the extreme weather has caused hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage to local crops. According to media reports, evacuations were carried out in the province of Modena and military personnel have been deployed to help construct temporary flood defences.

The Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping module was activated on 15 May to provide Delineation Maps over two Areas of Interest (AoI). The initial information for both areas was delivered through “First Estimate Products” (FEP), a new Rapid Mapping product available since 1 April which aims to provide a rough estimation of the disaster impacts within 2 hours from image reception and can be used to redefine AoIs.

The delineation map released for Modena AoI, Italy was produced using radar satellite imagery of the Copernicus Sentinel-1A acquired on 12 and 13 May. The first Delineation Overview Map of the Modena AoI shows 283 ha (2.8 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition.

The map and vector data are available for viewing and download on the EMS Website: EMSR359: Flood in the North of Italy.

For updates on our activations, follow Copernicus EMS on Twitter.

Learn more about the Copernicus Programme and its Emergency Management Service.


The delineation map of Modena, Italy showing 283 ha (2.8 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition (Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU, [EMSR359] Modena: Delineation Product

Copernicus EMS Monitors Impact of Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique and Comoros
Copernicus EMS Monitors Impact of Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique and Comorosbergstroem Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:21

Between 25 – 26 April, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Kenneth passed through Comoros, causing widespread destruction, before making landfall in northern Mozambique.

Continued heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms are forecast over northern Mozambique and Comoros, threatening to delay relief efforts. TC Kenneth is believed to be one of the strongest cyclones to ever make landfall on mainland Africa and comes just over a month since TC Idai tore through central Mozambique (see the Copernicus EMS IB for TC Idai here). This is the first time that Mozambique has been hit by two storms of Category 2 strength or higher in the same year.

ECHO Daily Flash 2 May reports 41 fatalities, 39 injured with nearly 35,000 buildings destroyed or damaged and approximately 168,000 people affected across northern Mozambique, an additional seven fatalities and 45,000 affected people are reported within Comoros. According to media reports, the UN has provided $13m for food, water and infrastructure repairs to Mozambique and Comoros.

The Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping module was activated on 26 April to provide Delineation and Grading Maps over several Areas of Interest (AoI) along the coast of the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, and Grading Maps over the northern part of Comoros island. The initial information for both activations was delivered by the “First Estimate Product” (FEP), an additional Rapid Mapping product available since 1 April which aims to provide a rough estimation of the disaster impacts within 2 hours from image reception and can be used to redefine areas of interest. For Mozambique the FEP was used to provide a first overview on flooding along the coast (expected due to the forecasted storm surge) and inland along the Rio Messalo. A visible impact could be confirmed only inland along the river and the products were accordingly released only for this area (since April 2019 no-impact products are not anymore released). For Comoros a FEP was used to reduce the area of interest as the first Pleiades image from 27 April did not show damage in the western part of the area of interest. As the first acquired image was not entirely cloud free, another image was then requested over a smaller area. The acquisition from 30 April revealed significant damages in the villages at the eastern coast and further inland.

In Mozambique following GloFAS impact forecast areas for flood mapping were added on 30 April along the main rivers south and north of the initial AoI. These are mapped using radar imagery from COSMO-SkyMed, RADARSAT 2 and Sentinel-1. In addition to these rather large areas several much smaller areas over populated places are assessed for damages to buildings and infrastructure using optical imagery (from Pléiades). For most of these areas grading maps were released and these confirm widespread destruction in the cities and villages along the coast and on the islands.

The grading maps released for Comoros were produced from satellite imagery of the CNES Pléiades-1A/B acquired on 30 April. Similar to Mozambique the image revealed widespread damages in the villages but to a lower degree.

The map and vector data are available for viewing and download on the EMS Website: EMSR354: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique & EMSR355: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in Comoros.

The delineation map of Narere, Mozambique showing 2684.4 ha (26.84 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition (Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU, [EMSR354] Narere: Delineation Product)

The delineation map of Macomia, Mozambique showing 1470 ha (14.70 km2) of the area flooded at the time of satellite imagery acquisition (Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU, [EMSR354] Macomia: Delineation Product)

The grading map of Quirimba, Mozambique showing the massive impact over populated places along the coast and on the islands (Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU, [EMSR354] Quirimba: Grading Product)

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