Activation time (UTC): 2021-07-16 07:57:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-07-15 13:42:00
Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
A wildfire has raged from Thursday noon (15/07/2021) in the island of Samos, Greece, burning large areas of forest and rural areas. Fuel type and steep relief make the work of firefighters extremely difficult. Kokkari village and two hotels have been evacuated for precautionary reasons. A considerable firefighting effort is ongoing (16/07/2021). Copernicus EMS Mapping products will be used mainly by the fire service during firefighting operations and by local authorities (Forest Service, Regions of North Aegean, Municipalities) for recovery and restoration planning of the affected area. Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping is requested to provide First Estimate, Delineation and Grading products.
Reference products: 0
Delineation products: 1
Grading products: 1
Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Fire in Samos Island, Greece (2021-07-16). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/9b5a9b34-a86f-4d4a-ac63-087e2c6ae895
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All maps produced in scope of this Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping activation downloadable as georeferenced PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs together with relevant vector data (SHP, KML) as well.
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