Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction

The Disaster Risk Reduction pilot aims to provide an enhanced landslide risk assessment framework based on the statistical analysis of long time series of satellite and geospatial data accessible through the NextGEOSS Data Hub. Focus is given on landslide susceptibility mapping, based on existing models (Copernicus Emergency Management Service models) that incorporate ground velocities estimated from EO SAR data (ERS, ENVISAT, Sentinel-1), registered landslides events based on the inventory provided by IGME (Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration), other non EO data such as DEM, Slope, Aspect, Geology, Soil properties, Lithology, LU/LC, Faults, precipitation, soil moisture, Seismicity, Drainage density. Disaster Risk Reduction pilot targets to provide end-users and stakeholders for a pilot area in Greece, with products related to landslides. It offers capabilities and methods to:


  1. Transparently query, visualize and access products of relevance to the pilot datasets
  2. Deliver a robust and transferable solution for dynamic mapping and monitoring of landslide hazard zones, in complex geo-environmental settings


Testimonial by Charalabos Kontoes, Researcher Director at NOA


The area extend of DRR pilot is covering two regions in Northwestern Greece.

Several types of data are envisaged to be used under DRR pilot. Specifically, it contains but not limited to:


  • Radar SAR data (ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, Sentinel-1)
  • Yearly ground deformation/velocities
  • Historic landslide inventory
  • Other data related to topographic, geological, hydrological, and geomorphological settings
  • In-situ ground observations from field trips are used as well

The main target users for this pilot are the Local (Regional level) Civil protection and at the national level the Greek Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), as the sole and official geoscientific adviser of the government, dealing with all types of landslide events across all Greek territories.

Explore NextGEOSS Disaster and Risk Reduction community portal to access the Biodiversity pilot services.

Learn more about the pilot results at NextGEOSS Catalogue/Thematic Areas/Disasters. You can explore the pilot data sets at Disaster Risk Reduction Pilot outputs.