Title: REMOTE SENSING DERIVED CONTINENTAL HIGH RESOLUTION BUILT-UP AND POPULATION GEOINFORMATION FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Authors: CARNEIRO FREIRE SERGIO MANUELFLORCZYK ANETAEHRLICH DanielePESARESI Martino
Publisher: IEEE
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC94392
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7929-5
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC94392
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Detailed geoinformation on settlements are required for disaster risk analysis and crisis management, yet are only readily available for specific areas, varying widely in quality and characteristics. Remote sensing can contribute to fill this gap. The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project provides detailed data on the distribution and densities of built-up for continent-wide expanses, in a consistent way. This paper illustrates the application of GHSL-derived geoinformation in the assessment of physical and human exposure to floods at the local level. Results show that GHSL refines on existing information and contributes to improve analyses of exposure and risk of natural disasters.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.