e-GEOS is closely monitoring Hurricane Harvey affected areas through its #RapidMappingTeam and operational teams (active H24) in Rome and Matera who are continuously supporting both public and private US organizations.
For the past week, through tasking and processing data from the Italian COSMO-SkyMed SAR constellation, e-GEOS has been detecting and extracting water extent information caused by the flooding in and around Houston.
Furthermore, thanks to its speculative planning over major cities, today e-GEOS holds a huge archive of COSMO-SkyMed collects including 150+ interferometric datasets over Huston, collected since 2013. This datasets allows analysis and monitoring of ground movement and main assets (dams, buildings, industrial sites) in support of damage assessment and support.
e-GEOS is strongly involved in emergency and disaster response at a global level thanks to the leading role of its #RapidMappingTeam for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service funded by the European Commisson (look at the portal). Together with its subsidiary GAF and the European team, impacts of Harvey are being monitored and mapped night and day.
Here follow some examples of the information that our team is producing in near real time using COSMO-SkyMed imagery being acquired day and night, regardless of cloud cover.
Here some sample of the data that our team is producing in near real time using the image that COSMO-SkyMed is acquiring during the day and the night and even when is cloudy.
Damages frome the image of the 29th of September
Here the new data from the image acquired during the night time of the 1st of September. The widht of the white square is 20Km!
Here another analysis shows the changes between the pre-event and the image of this night. Red gradient highlights the flooded area.
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