Expected Impact

The methodologies developed during the SENSUM projects are expected to significantly contribute to the operational capacities in the Copernicus, by providing innovative strategies for collecting and integrating information from remote sensing and in-situ observation (WP2, WP3), in an adaptive, multi-resolution framework. Its application spans across the whole disaster cycle from the preparedness phase through to recovery planning and monitoring. However, less emphasis will be placed on the immediate response phase.

The SENSUM project has been designed to meet the objectives and the expected impact of the call, specifically vulnerability monitoring (WP4) as well as recovery monitoring (WP5) by proposing innovative techniques and data integration frameworks that will be implemented at selected test cases. The consortium of the project covers a wide range of expertise, ranging from remote sensing to multi-hazard, multi-risk assessment, to post-disaster recovery planning and monitoring.

The SENSUM approach focuses on planning and implementing the continuous monitoring of indicators for pre-disaster vulnerability assessment and post-disaster recovery, with the benefit of immediate deployment of a product that will easily scale with the allocated resources, and can be fully tailored according to the (possibly evolving) needs and priorities of end-users (WP4,WP5).