The European Commission has launched the third call for expression of interest for a number of risk and recovery activations through its Copernicus Emergency Management Service for Risk and Recovery Mapping. The call for expression of interest is open until 30 april 2017.
The call addresses stakeholders in the field of disaster management, civil protection and members of NGOs working in the humanitarian field throughout the world. They can express their interest for activation of the service delivering free of charge map products supporting pre- and post- disaster actions in the emergency management. DG JRC reserves the right to select most relevant requests as potential activations.
Copernicus’ Risk and Recovery Mapping (RRM) delivers maps and analyses in support of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and prevention, recovery and reconstruction, to assist disaster managers. RRM focuses on the pre-disaster situation when lending support to disaster prevention and preparedness actions, and on the post-disaster situation when providing support after a disaster, such as reconstruction planning and progress monitoring, and as such complements the Emergency Rapid Mapping service. Supported disaster types range from natural hazards such as: floods, fires, storms, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and earthquakes to industrial accidents and humanitarian crises. Given the need for extended data research and analysis, the delivery of products occurs usually within 20 working days after contract signature. Satellite imagery and GIS layers as data reference is the usual data source on a global level. In addition, a study to use imagery from aerial platforms (airplanes and/or drones) as a complement to satellite imagery is currently on-going.
Typical RRM products:
- Pre-disaster situation: Hazard exposure, vulnerability assessment, resilience, risk status, evacuation plans and modelling scenarios.
- Post-disaster situation: Post-disaster needs assessment, recovery plans, reconstruction/rehabilitation monitoring, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and refugee camps monitoring.
The Risk and Recovery Mapping is a service provided by DG GROW within the European Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) and is fully operational since April 2012.
The RRM service can be activated for free by or through “Authorised Users” or “Associated Users”, which include the National Focal Points for the National Civil Protection, the European Commission services, European External Action Service and the EU Delegations, UN bodies and authorised NGOs. More information on the Copernicus Risk & Recovery Mapping Service is available at the Copernicus EMS mapping portal : http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping