As Earth Observation satellite data have become increasingly available, in significant part due to launch of the EU Copernicus Programme, they have enabled regular monitoring of on-going natural phenomena. Dedicated EO-based products may provide not only information valuable for operational monitoring of crisis situations, but they can also be used for long-term risk assessment.
The proposed DRMKC Support Service activation will result in preparation of the analysis of potential uses of four information products that offer risk-related information resulting from combination of continuously available satellite-based data with other (terrestrial) sources of information.
The six weeks long study will focus on assessment of usefulness of four possible risk-assessment products that can be developed on the basis of the monitoring products that are currently under development in the Polish space sector. The resulting report will cover:
- assessment of feasibility of products provision;
- overview of products usefulness for: risk assessment; risk management(risk reduction) activities; other uses(including support for solidarity fund EUSF documentation) ; potential use beyond Poland(in particular in cooperation with RDH);
- potential path for implementation of regular products provision and their use in Poland.