Contingency Plan Preparation

Ministry of Defence, France
Ministry of Defence, France

Contingency Plan Preparation

The Contingency Plan Preparation service provides geo-spatial information to support crisis prevention and intervention. It is designed for situations of forthcoming crisis, addressing areas in which there is a need for imminent action.

A typical situation could be the evacuation of EU citizens from a hazardous city, with a monitoring service of the road network and certain critical assets, for example, bridges, airports and city exit routes. In the occurrence of a crisis, contingency plans are prepared and updated in the areas of interest, providing information for planning civil evacuation and preparing strategic military missions. Different maps for contingency planning are produced using optical and radar satellite image data. Compared to optical data, this image data type has the advantage that it can be acquired even with cloud cover, a condition where optical sensors fail.

 

Core products

 

Multitemporal coherent analysis based on radar data image data

 

 

 

Urban maps in support of emergency planning

 

 

 

Detailed land cover and city map providing geo-spatial information in support of emergency planning

 

 

Multitemporal coherent analysis     

The object of this product is the generation of a thematic map with detailed (land use/land cover) geo-spatial information in support of emergency planning for urban and sub-urban areas.

This map is produced from satellite very high resolution orthophotos in the infrared (IR) band at 50 cm spatial resolution. The IR band supports the photointerpretation of the vegetated areas and the evaluation of the status.

The product is updated using a set of multitemporal data with a resolution below 1m on the urban area of interest. The result is a detailed map showing specific features and highlighting changes that may have occurred in the time between image capture (using optical change detection procedures).

Urban maps

The land use information derived from the multitemporal coherent analysis (MTC) product is a thematic map with geo-spatial information (land use/land cover) in support of emergency planning for urban and sub-urban areas, which is derived from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images and the MTC product.

The Urban map is produced from satellite very high resolution orthophotos in the infrared (IR) band at 50 cm spatial resolution. The IR band supports the photointerpretation of the vegetated areas and the evaluation of the status.

The product is updated using a set of multitemporal data with a resolution below 1m on the urban area of interest. The result is a detailed map showing specific features and highlighting changes that may have occurred in the time between image capture (using optical change detection procedures).



Detailed land cover and city map

This product is composed of a base map derived from SAR images, with geo-spatial information in support of emergency planning for evacuation and intervention for the greater city area. The product is updated using data with a resolution from 1 to 5 m, all over the area of interest, in order to provide a map with specific features (e. g. roads, buildings) and to highlight changes that may have occurred in the period between image capture.

Workflow:

1. Selection of the AOI and data order

2. Definition of a GeoDatabase

3. Retrieving of non EO data4. Orthorectification and coregistration of optical and SAR data

4. DSM extraction from Cosmo-SkyMed data

5. MTC generation

6. Feature Extraction

7. Detailed land cover / land use map delivery

Service coordination

This service is coordinated by e-GEOS with the efforts of other partners inside the G-MOSAIC project (EC Joint Research Centre, Joanneum Research, Astrium GEO-Information Services, INDRA, GISAT, GMV, Planetek Italia, GMVIS SKYSOFT, S.A., European Union Satellite Centre).

 

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Contingency Plan Preparation