Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Volcanic risk in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2018-03-30)


Activation date: 2018-03-30
Event type: Other

Activation reason:
The purpose of the requested mapping is to generate comprehensive knowledge through performing pre-disaster situation analysis, concerning a potential eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano located near to Goma, capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).The results refer to background information as well as to the assessment of the impact of a potential volcano activity on the surrounding urban agglomerations and infrastructures; detailed Digital Elevation Model (DEM), hazard, exposure and vulnerability. These products intend to support informed decision making of the involved stakeholders with reference to disaster preparedness and disaster management. An evacuation plan has also been produced.The key user of the geospatial information and the related map series is DG ECHO, Emergency Response and Coordination center (ERCC).The DEM product ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Volcanic risk in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2018-03-30). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-03-30
Landing page
Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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-1.45540492126° N, 29.3276696809° E, -1.76305505865° S, 29.076458413° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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