Press & News

2013/01/18

G-MOSAIC publishes Window on GMES – Special Issue on the Security dimension

The G-MOSAIC project has published a special issue of Window on GMES - Discover the ‘S’ in GMES”

2011/04/11

January 2010

Following the dramatic Port-au-Prince earthquake, the G-MOSAIC consortium delivered hundreds of maps, data sets and Briefing Notes to the United Nations Division of Field Support and to various European Ministries.
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2011/04/11

March 2010

Activation of the G-MOSAIC Rapid Geospatial Reporting service following the Chile earthquake and tsunami. Damage Assessment and Infrastructure Analysis products have been delivered to the United Nations and to European users.
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2011/04/11

September 2010

The Council of Ministers adopted the regulation on the GMES programme and its initial operations (2011-2013) at the General Affairs Council meeting that took place on September 13. Access to the GMES Regulation news

2011/04/11

GMES Regulation

The Council of Ministers adopted the regulation on the GMES programme and its initial operations (2011-2013)

At the occasion of the General Affairs Council meeting that took place on 13 September 2010, EU Ministers adopted the proposal for a regulation on the European Earth observation programme (GMES) and its initial operations (2011-2013). The adoption, which follows the agreement reached with the European Parliament in first reading on 16 June 2010, is the final step of the co-decision process.

2011/03/30

Activation: Haiti Earthquake 2010

Following the dramatic Port-au-Prince earthquake (12/01/2010), the G-MOSAIC consortium delivered hundreds of maps, data sets and Briefing Notes to the United Nations Division of Field Support and to various European Ministries.

The data and products delivered include:

  • Preliminary road classification analyses (Free Go, No Go, Restricted Go),
  • Preliminary damage assessment analyses (five classes of damage)
  • Pre and Post event Very High Resolution Optical imagery (GeoEye satellite inputs)
  • Multitemporal coherence analysis of Pre and Post event weather independent Very High Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery (Cosmo-SkyMed satellite data)
  • Preliminary Critical Assets Monitoring analyses
  • Automatic identification of destroyed buildings
  • Land cover classification

2010/12/17

Activation: Chile Earthquake 2010

On 27 February 2010, a 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile followed by 122 aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 or greater. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit 56 miles northeast of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 22 miles.

Afterwards a tsunami hit the coastal town of Constitucion (Maule region) imposing additional damages and killing about 350 people. The overall death toll could reach 800 while about 2 million people are affected in some way.

The G-MOSAIC Rapid Geospatial Reporting Service (RGR) was triggered by the UN Department for Field Support soon after the earthquake. On Sunday  February 27th in the morning, both the Italian Ministry of Defence (General Staff) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Crisis Unit) expressed their interest in being informed about any possible evolution in the ground damage assessment, as a possible involvement in the rescue activities could be needed in case Italian citizens were affected or a request for international intervention was  made by the Chilean authorities.

The data and products delivered or being developed include:

  • Damage assessment
  • Critical infrastructure analysis (e.g. water treatment plant, airport, harbour)
  • Reference
  • Vector reference analysis
  • Vector reference database
2011/04/08

Article on the G-MOSAIC kick-off

Article on the G-Mosaic kick-off, published by the 'Window on GMES' publication.
Courtesy of the BOSS4GMES project.

2010/12/19

G-MOSAIC activities during the relief operations in Haiti following the earthquake.

Published by Der Standard, Austria's leading newspaper.
Article in German .

 

2011/09/05

2nd G-MOSAIC User Workshop held at EUSC :: 20-22nd June 2011

The 2nd G-MOSAIC User Workshop was held in Madrid on the 20th-22nd of June 2011, at the premises of the host organisation, the European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC). Attendees represented a range of current and potential users including EU Council entities, various UN agencies and organisations, Member State national ministries, and national and international civil organisations. In total, 42 participants representing 30 user organisations attended the workshop, of which 4 were EU institutions or agencies.