Add new comment

ESA: Making satellite flood maps easily available

ESA's Fully Automated Aqua Processing Service (FAAPS)

The European Space Agency ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. In a disaster flood situation, ground and airborne sensors often reach their limits due bad weather, cloud covers or inaccessible terrain. The availability of satellite data is therefore crucial.

ESA has collaborated with Capgemini, GeoVille Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology and Luxembourg’s Gabriel Lippmann research centre to develop a simple, easy-to-use system that could be available to anyone online, as the agency reported on their website. Near-realtime satellite radar measurements are processed to create location-specific flood maps and deliver them via the Internet. This Fully Automated Aqua Processing Service, or FAAPS, was developed and demonstrated through ESA’s Integrated Application Promotion.

According to ESA’s Olivier Becu, “FAAPS is an excellent example of the added value of satellite data made accessible to crisis management teams for aiding rescue operations."

Publishing Date: 

07/10/2013

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You may use [block:module=delta] tags to display the contents of block delta for module module.
  • Each email address will be obfuscated in a human readable fashion or, if JavaScript is enabled, replaced with a spam resistent clickable link. Email addresses will get the default web form unless specified. If replacement text (a persons name) is required a webform is also required. Separate each part with the "|" pipe symbol. Replace spaces in names with "_".
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <b> <i> <hr> <strike> <sub> <sup> <table> <tr> <td> <tbody> <thead> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <p> <a> <br> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img>

Messaging plain text

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • You may use [block:module=delta] tags to display the contents of block delta for module module.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.