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The monitoring of the seasonal and spatial variability of fishing grounds and support to the implementation of the international regulations (e.g. vessel monitoring) are the key elements of this application.

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Coordinated access to space data more important than ever

05 December 2012

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In May 2012, two earthquakes struck Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, claiming at least 27 lives and causing widespread damage. Through GMES, damage assessment maps derived from satellite data were promptly produced to assist emergency response activities.

The maps were created by integrating pre- and post-earthquake satellite data to show changes that indicated potentially hazardous areas or damaged buildings.

Within hours of the tremors, the maps were uploaded to the Italian Civil Protection web platform and made accessible to everyone involved in the emergency management effort.

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