e-GEOS Mapping on Demand services for emergency & disaster management
e-GEOS service platform to react and satisfy near real time customers’requests for geo-information data and standard or customized maps.
e-GEOS provides on-demand geo-information services. At any time during the year, everywhere in the world, exploiting any available satellite sensor e-GEOS activates its service platform to react and satisfy near real time customers’ requests for geo-information data and standard or customized maps.
The Service provides maps of damage assessment and of pre-event situation based on satellite images, to support civil protection and humanitarian aid operators in their tasks related to the reaction to natural/man made disasters.
The main characteristic of the Service is the all-year-round 24/7 availability, the quick response time and the very fast map delivery time. After the reception of a service activation request, relevant optical and radar satellite resources are immediately tasked to acquire images of the affected area and post event damage assessment maps are delivered within few hours after the satellite acquisition.
Main events for activations are volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, oil spills, fires, humanitarian crisis, border conflicts and any other event that requires rapid response. Additional examples of application domains are:
- Oil&gas sector: situation maps over extraction sites, following on shore and off shore accidents;
- Insurance sector: disaster extent maps to quickly estimate the loss impact on insured values;
- Industry and utilities sector: monitoring assets and sites of special interest (risk or value).
What makes e-GEOS an high-class emergency service provider is the access to a unique asset such as COSMO-SkyMed constellation with its high frequency revisit time and its image acquisition opportunities: day-night and all-weather. Moreover e-GEOS relies on 30 years of top quality worldwide geo-information services provision always exploiting cutting-edge technologies, and serving customers in all EO relevant market segments.
Under a contract awarded by the European Commission for the operational provision of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, e-GEOS is the provider of Rapid Maps leading a team of partners composed by GAF, ITHACA, SIRS, SERTIT and DLR. In fact, e-GEOS, toghether with the Team, has been awarded the prosecution of Copernicus Emergency Management Service operations for the period 2015 – 2019.
The Service provides maps of damage assessment and of reference pre-event situation based on satellite images, to support civil protection and humanitarian aid operators in their tasks related to the reaction to natural/man made disasters. Access to the service is centrally coordinated at European Commission level by DG ECHO and it is granted free of charge to authorized Users operating in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aids sectors, belonging to the European Member States as well as international organizations such as the United Nations, the World bank or other NGOs.