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ICEYE starts pilot with ESA to support Copernicus Emergency Services

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Edinburgh / Helsinki, 24 May 2022. – Satellite-driven monitoring and natural catastrophe solutions company ICEYE, announced they are starting a pilot activity with the European Space Agency (ESA) to support the Copernicus Emergency Management Services (CEMS) team with flood insights. Under the programme, ICEYE will deliver critical flood impact information for CEMS to evaluate the data and explore potential applications.

ICEYE’s data is able to show the extent and depth of flooding at structural level. The company combines synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation data with ground sources as well as hydrological datasets. 

The aim of the pilot is to improve CEMS’ understanding of the impacts of flooding in near real-time. This is ICEYE’s third and largest pilot with ESA with the previous two comprising volcanic eruption monitoring and sea-ice mapping. 

Last year, ICEYE became a Copernicus Contributing mission partner as a result of which Copernicus users receive access to ICEYE’s SAR imagery. The Copernicus Contributing Mission Activity is managed by ESA on behalf of the European Commission.

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