Finding resiliency in the face of disaster
OVERWATCH, a future integrated holographic management system for the response, recovery and mitigation of emergencies and disasters.
Recent natural disasters, such as the fires in Chile or the earthquake in Turkey, highlight the importance of having innovative tools and solutions for resilient risk management and response, and the EU Space Programme is key to this.
The use of each component of the EU Space Programme brings added value to different phases of the disaster risk management ant mitigation chain.
Galileo and EGNOS provide an accurate positioning, Copernicus provides critical geospatial information and GOVSATCOM e IRIS2 provide secure satellite communication.
Already in operation, the OroraTech Wildfire solution combines satellite images provided by Copernicus with thermal infrared data. The use of these space technologies allows to provide real-time data on the location, extent, and behaviour of fires.
The OVERWATCH solution will offer an integrated holographic management system for the response, recovery and mitigation of emergencies and disasters. It will do this by using Galileo GNSS positioning and Copernicus data, along with such emerging technologies as Artificial Intelligence, drones, 5G connectivity and Augmented Reality.
For more details on these two interesting systems; Finding resiliency in the face of disaster | EU Agency for the Space Programme (europa.eu)