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Crisis management

Enhanced situational awareness for crisis management.

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Copernicus Emergency Services

Maps, graphs and everything we need to know on floods, forest fires, droughts, disaster mapping and/or human settlements for early response on natural an man-made disasters. Information based on Copernicus Satellite Imagery, by ESA and the European Commission.

Disaster Risk | INFORM Forum

A forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from different fields, such as humanitarian and development sector, donors and technical partners.

Disaster Risk | Scientific Output

A repository of scientific publications based on a selection of papers, reports and policy briefs covering different DRM research domains and policy areas produced by the scientists of the Joint Research Center.

Global Human Settlement Layer Scientific Tool

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project aims to produce and analyse global built-up surface, population density and human settlement thematic maps to understand human presence on Planet Earth.

Activities on this topic

Crisis management

Crisis management research at the JRC includes the development of crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis and internet...

Drought Monitoring

Work on drought an desertification results in monitoring and forecast systems in Europe, Africa and South America, JRC also leads the way for new systems in Europe.

Earth observation products

The JRC carries out research to foster the development of internationally accepted harmonised methods and standards for remote sensing.

Earthquakes and tsunamis

The JRC supports efforts to reduce the human casualties and economic and societal impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis. Studies are done on...

Fires

The JRC supports European authorities in monitoring forest fires through an integrated information system that helps to predict and forecast fires and...

Floods

The JRC’s expertise on flood prediction and management helps to improve preparedness and response during flood events in Europe and Globally.

Global health security and support

The Global Health Security Initiative is an international partnership of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom...

Natural radiation

Radiation occurs naturally in the environment and in order to monitor this activity, the JRC collects and validates environmental radioactivity data...