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Disaster Management Update December 2003
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- Title Disaster Management Update December 2003
- Released 08/12/2003
- Length 00:07:18
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions storms and floods are some of the most frightening of natural disasters..
Satellites can deliver invaluable Accurate information about almost any region in the world and support the ground operations effectively. B
For more than ten years, the European Space Agency's Earth observation satellites ERS 1 and ERS 2 have provided objective images about the ozone hole about air pollution and early signs of global warming.
ESA's new environment Envisat has been designed to meet this need for disaster monitoring and fast data transmission even more effectively.
On average, the Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated once a month in almost every part of the world.
Earth observation from space opens new ways.
Animation of vulcano activity Nyriagongo in 2002
Animation of floods in Germany in 2002
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions storms and floods are some of the most frightening of natural disasters.. For rescue teams and those dealing with humanitarian efforts time is the most valuable and critical resource. Accurate information about the situation on site and about future developments is crucial
Satellites can deliver invaluable information about almost any region in the world and support the ground operations effectively. But how does the right information get to the right place when it is desperately needed?
IN SOUND J?r?me B?quignon
The people on the ground need to assess quickly what is the size of the damage, where it occurred and how they can bring assistance to the place. Basically they need all these information. And that's the information that we try to derive from the data gathered by our imaging satellites.
For more than ten years, the European Space Agency's Earth observation satellites ERS 1 and ERS 2 have provided objectiv