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EVOSS: Keeping an eye on the world’s volcanoes

Major volcanic eruptions have a place in history. In approximately 1600 BC the eruption of Thera – present Santorini – put an end to the Minoan civilization; Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompei in 79 AD; 30,000 people perished in the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée, Martinique.
EVOSS is a GMES service for the monitoring of major volcanic hazards throughout the EU – including its overseas territories – and the Caribbean and Africa. Here, more than 50 volcanoes have erupted in the last four centuries, and over one-hundred in historical time.
However, the ground-based monitoring infrastructure varies from state-of-the-art volcano observatories to very limited or non-existent capacity.
The goal of EVOSS is to implement space-borne support to volcano observation, in order to enhance the speed and quality of responses to major volcanic crises and offer backup monitoring capacity.
EVOSS is centered on the development of advanced data processing techniques that monitor ash, gas, ground deformation and temperature, and to provide substantial help in scenario building and emergency decision making. The project is designed to to act from situations of sustained volcanic unrest, to situations when volcanoes erupt and space-borne observation may take over from ground based observatories that may need to be evacuated.

Latest Effusion Rates products  :

The Effusion Rate product computation is based on an algorithm developed by IES Consulting (partner of the EVOSS project). 

(Archived datasets in the EOSIAL Catalogue...)

SFIDE v2 HotSpots: System for FIre DEtection (Fire Radiative Power)

The European Mediterranean region is systematically affected by uncontrolled forest fires, which pervasively threaten most of the vegetated land and cause extensive environmental damage, with significant economic impacts. In Mediterranean Europe, an average of ca. 60.000 fires burn over 400.000 hectares of wild land and forest areas every year. SFIDE algorithm is based on high image refresh frequency of the MSG-SEVIRI data; the availability of images every 5 minutes guarantees a quasi-continuous observation of the area of interest. The SFIDE algorithm consists in comparing, continuously, two or more infrared images (change-detection) in order to maximize the exploitation of the high image refresh frequency against the limited spatial resolution of the images themselves.

Latest FRP products Italy (Sardinia, Calabria, Campania and Liguria):

Latest FRP products Portugal:

(Archived datasets in the EOSIAL Catalogue...)