Simulation Game for Water Supply and Sewerage Companies in Wroclaw
07 March 2017
Simulation Game for Water Supply and Sewerage Companies in Wroclaw
On 01-02.03.2017 the team of the Crisis Information Center in cooperation with SEKA S.A., and on behalf of the Polish Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Water Supply Association organized a simulation game. The game, combined with the panel of lectures, took place in Wroclaw and was concerning the topic of safety management in water supply and sewerage enterprises.
New Sentinel-2 image viewer application
06 March 2017
New Sentinel-2 image viewer application
US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a prototype web application for Sentinel-2 imagery browsing and downloading - Sentinel2Look Viewer.
The first edition of
03 March 2017
The first edition of "Drones in geoinformation, crisis management, civil protection and infrastructure" training starting in March
Józef Tuliszkowski Science and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute, as the organizational unit of the State Fire Service supervised by the Ministry of Interior and Administration, set up the Centre of Unmanned Systems "Drones Center". The Centre organizes a four-week training "Drones in geoinformation, crisis management, civil protection and infrastructure".
Simulation Game for Water Supply and Sewerage Companies in Poznan
26 February 2017
Simulation Game for Water Supply and Sewerage Companies in Poznan
On 01-02.03.2017 the team of the Crisis Information Center in cooperation with SEKA S.A., and on behalf of the Polish Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Water Supply Association organized a simulation game. The game, combined with the panel of lectures, took place in Poznan and was concerning the topic of safety management in water supply and sewerage enterprises.
An interesting map from the Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC)
23 February 2017
An interesting map from the Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC)
The Emergency Response Coordination Center is an information platform under the ECHO (European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection). ECHO operates within the European Union and abroad delivering international humanitarian aid. Daily Maps has published a map showing the distribution of floods in Europe between 2006 and 2016.
16 February 2017
Meeting of the Space sector task force in the Mazovian voivodship
The Space sector task force first meeting was held in the headquarter of the Marshal's Office of Mazovian Voivodship. The meeting was realized as a part of so called working groups on intelligent specializations in the Mazovian voivodship. Eventually, the task force should support the Office, by pointing the directions of space sector development, as well as determining sources and limits of its financing.
09 February 2017
Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 data now available on the Planet Platform
Planet company, the world leader in imaging the Earth with the large constellation of nanosatellites, announced the integration of Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 data on its Planet Platform. The difficult process of data integration turned out to be a success.
Situation maps of Drużno Lake area
08 February 2017
Situation maps of Drużno Lake area
At the beginning of January 2017 a strong wind from the north led to the so-called retreat in the Gulf of Gdansk and the Vistula Lagoon, which contributed to raising of the water level in the rivers and lakes in the delta of Vistula River.
03 February 2017
DigitalGlobe supports crisis management
DigitalGlobe, the leading American provider of high-resolution satellite imagery, announced on its blog the launch of the Open Data Program, which aims to provide satellite data for selected large-scale natural disasters.
Earthquake in central Italy on Copernicus EMS maps
20 January 2017
Earthquake in central Italy on Copernicus EMS maps
On the morning of January 18th an earthquake of magnitude greater than 5 occurred in central Italy. This event caused activation of Copernicus Emergency Management Service for the first time in 2017.
Sentinel-2B getting closer to space
16 January 2017
Sentinel-2B getting closer to space
Launching of the Sentinel-2B optical satellite is planned for 7th March. New satellite will join its twin Sentinel-2A satellite which is already in the orbit since June 2015. All of the operational tests that were conducted from 2016, ended up successfully, thanks to which Sentinel-2B has been transported to the spaceport in French Guiana.
12 January 2017
First activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters in 2017
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the first time this year, as a result of fires in Argentina. Fires started in late December 2016 and in only two weeks destroyed millions of hectares of forest in the area of the Buenos Aires Province, in the southern part of the Rio Negro Province and in the central part of La Pampa.
Geoinformation Guide: OpenStreetMap
08 January 2017
Geoinformation Guide: OpenStreetMap
Today's "Geoinformation Guide" series concerns the global OpenStreetMap project, which allows us to view and retrieve free vector data.
Terrorist attacks in 2016 on the map
20 December 2016
Terrorist attacks in 2016 on the map
Year 2016 abounded in terrorist events, which invariably shock the whole world. Information about the attacks in Brussels, Paris or about the latest attack in Berlin, in which many innocent people were killed, were circulated by the Western media. The Middle East remains the most inflammable spot in terms of terrorist attacks, in particular Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. In addition, the alarming increase in terrorist attacks in Europe has been reported in 2016.
A new approach in hurricanes monitoring
16 December 2016
A new approach in hurricanes monitoring
On 15 December, NASA has launched a constellation of 8 microsatellites – Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS). The launch took place from the US Air Force Base at Cape Canaveral. Microsatellites were carried to low-Earth orbit 500 km above the Earth. CYGNSS is funded by NASA and its main developers are the University of Michigan and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI).