Thematic Areas - Emergency Management - Sentinel Online
Emergency Management Overview
The SENTINEL missions support emergency management by providing timely, continuous and independent data on a near-real-time basis. The SENTINEL missions provide data support to federal, national and local studies and activities, and are pivotal in helping address a variety of policy areas.
The SAR instrument of SENTINEL-1 provides the ability to produce high resolution, co-seismic maps of earthquake deformations. In addition, SENTINEL-1 will provide support to monitoring earthquake prone areas, and the discovery, mapping and monitoring of fault lines. More on SENTINEL-1's emergency management applications can be found here.
SENTINEL-2 will support rapid mapping, including those services that are components of the GMES/Copernicus Emergency Response Support Service (ERSS). The ERSS reinforces the European capabilities and services involved in crisis response. Two families of rapid mapping services will be provided: “Reference Maps” derived from data collected prior to the event, and “Assessment maps” that are generated during the event.