The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) provides geospatial data and images for informed decision making in order to support all involved in the management of natural or manmade disasters. CEMS constantly monitors and the globe for signals of an impending disaster or evidence of one happening in real time. Products of CEMS are generated using remote sensing, satellite, in-situ (non-space) and modelled data.
One of the product offered by CEMS is Rapid Mapping which provides geospatial information within hours or days of a service request in order to support emergency management activities in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
The Rapid Mapping datasets are provided on CDCE categorised by emergency type, be it floods, fires, earthquakes, epidemic, humanitarian crisis, industrial accidents, mass movements, storms, volcanic activity etc. For each emergency activation, Rapid Mapping data is available as shapefiles of the event itself (flood extent, fire scar, etc.), transportation systems, hydrography, land use, etc.