GAF AG supports first response mapping following Hurricane Irma

The European Copernicus Emergency Management Service Rapid Mapping has been triggered by several national civil protection agencies in order to provide pre- and post-disaster geoinformation for supporting first response actions.

Due to the heavy impact and destructive forces of Hurricane Irma in the West Indies, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Rapid Mapping was activated by the French Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile de la Gestion des Crises on 5 September and by the Director General ECHO of the European Commission on 6 September, in order to provide rapid response and support for the disaster management activities being provided in the affected regions.