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Copernicus EMS-RRM || EMSN037 Activation

GEOAPIKONISIS, Service Provider, in the context of the Risk & Recovery Mapping  module, was assigned to perform  pre‐disaster situation analysis concerning a number of specific hazards, namely: Earthquake, Flood, Tsunami, and Landslide at three cities Arica (Chile), Tacna (Peru) and Maputo (Mozambique).

The assessment includes risk assessment products; exposure, vulnerability and risk maps. Towards adequate disaster preparedness and efficient support of informed decision making concerning planning and recovery activities of the involved stakeholders,  potential and extent of occurrence of secondary risks (Soil or Coastal erosion) is evaluated and  risk - specific mitigation measures are proposed, along with the specification of critical first response information.

Key user of the geospatial data is the UNESCO Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction. The results for Arica and Tacna are intended to support UNESCO's project "Enhancing Natural HAzard resilience iN South America (ENHANS) while those for Maputo the UNESCO's ‐ School Safety project.


Copernicus EMS Mapping User Workshop 2017

20.06 – 21.06.2017

GEOAPIKONISIS, Service Provider, in the context of the Risk & Recovery Mapping  module, participated at the annual user workshop of the Mapping component of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS), which was hosted by the EC Joint Research Centre Ispra (Italy). http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems/copernicus-ems-mapping-user-workshop-2017

The workshop is the annual forum at which users, service providers, the Commission and other stakeholders discuss the service component. Through its presentation “Technical and scientific capacity of Risk & Recovery Mapping” and the discussions undertaken, the entity contributed through analysing the potential of the Risk & Recovery Mapping module and profited from user experiences and analytic presentations of the other CEMS components (EFFIS & EFAS), and new developments.