Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Flood delineation and damage assessment, France (2016-06-03)


Activation date: 2016-06-03
Event type: Flood

Activation reason:
In late May and early June 2016 flooding began after several days of heavy rain. The Loing and Seine rivers burst their banks and 4,000 people were evacuated from the town of Nemours. Some areas reported the worst flooding seen in a century.This activation was requested by the Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC).The scope of the request is to map flooding extents, infer maximum flooding and flood water depths, and assess the damage caused by the floods.  Products include the following:Observed flood extent mapping – carried out principally by SAR Image classificationVarious SAR and optical sensors were used, including Sentienl-1, Radarsat-2, Cosmo-SkyMed, Deimos-2, Landsat-8 and Pléades.Maximum flood extent and estimated water depth mappingThe flood ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016):  Flood delineation and damage assessment, France (2016-06-03). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2016-06-03
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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48.8136191039° N, 3.00207513667° E, 47.931974352° S, 2.30741883881° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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