The BEYOND group, has been actively involved together with partners Geoapikonisis SA, Altamira SA, and CIMA Foundation in the EMSN-022 activation launched in the framework of the EMS Risk & Recovery Activity of the Copernicus Work program.
The BEYOND Center of Excellence team contributed with its know-how and expertise to the service request of Post-disaster analysis, damage assessment, recovery and rehabilitation planning and monitoring, referring to the flood on July 31st, August 1st and 2nd, 2014 in Mizia town (Vratsa region), Bulgaria.
The scope of the service request EMSN-022 was the generation of accurate research on the dynamics of the disaster in order to contribute to a learning process from the behaviors observed (i.e. failures or success stories). Moreover, through a Flood Risk analysis assets at risk are identified (focusing on population and infrastructure).
Towards adequate disaster preparedness and efficient support on decision making concerning planning and recovery activities of the involved stakeholders, potential and extent of occurrence of secondary risks (landslides and soil erosion) are also evaluated, as well as risk-specific mitigation measures were proposed and critical first response spatial analysis was carried out.
The key user of the map series is the Earth Observation Center (SMC), Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria.
Bulgaria - Maps Presentation