Current and emerging Earth Observation (EO) technologies have the potential to provide regular top- surface compositional information with a high temporal rate and at high spatial resolution. Optical imageries have a great potential to map top-surface physical property together with mineral composition. Even more, with future hyperspectral systems (e.g., EnMap should be operating in orbit from 2018) it will be possible to move to a level of quantitative modelling. Thermal imageries have the ability to map top-surface temperature, emissivity and thermal capacity. Optical and thermal multi-temporal imageries can be thus used to map a complex terrestrial surface property, as well as detect dynamic changes. Radar (InSAR) based EO technology can be applied to monitor ground surface movements and deformation (e.g. monitoring subsidence due to gas production and mining activities). Taking into account the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, this activity will combine the above mentioned multi-sensor EO technologies to map and monitor wide areas affected by local scale geological and anthropogenic hazards, such as: landslide and subsidence dynamics, soil degradation and contamination due to anthropogenic activities, and glacier monitoring. Furthermore, the generation of up-to-date terrestrial surface potential hazard maps will allow building early warning and monitoring systems improving risk management and disaster resilience. Potential users could be Civil Protection Agencies, Central and Local Authorities, Mining companies, Environmental organisations.
Activities for the Period
In-kind contributions are the sole resource at this time.
Members: Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain.
Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)
Isabel Pino De Juana