The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection on October 23, because of Hurricane Patricia. This is the strongest hurricane ever that hit the eastern north Pacific region.
A Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) serves to explore a Member State's capacity to fully take advantage of . As an inter-institutional fact-finding mission, it is officially requested by the respective national government and is carried out by a team of experts that UN-SPIDER gathers. Typically, TAMs are one-week long missions.
GMES, the European Earth Monitoring programme, has published a user guide to its new, free of charge emergency mapping service, the GMES Initial Operations Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS-Mapping). The guide will be made available on the GIO Portal.