Copernicus Emergency Management Service


The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) provides information for emergency response for different natural and man-made disasters and other humanitarian disasters as well as prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The Copernicus EMS is composed of

(1) an on-demand mapping component including the provision of rapid maps for emergency response and risk & recovery maps for prevention and planning and

(2) the early warning and monitoring component which includes systems for floods (European Flood Awareness System – Global Flood Awareness System), droughts (European Drought ObservatoryGlobal Drought Observatory), and forest fires (European Forest Fire Information SystemGlobal Wildfire Information System).