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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Sentinel for Geohazards regional monitoring and forecasting (SAFETY)

SAFETY aims at providing Civil Protection Authorities (CPA) with the capability of periodically evaluating and assessing the potential impact of geohazards on urban areas. The project improves the effort in detecting and mapping geohazards, assessing their activity and evaluating their impact on built-up areas and infrastructure networks.

This objective will be based on three pillars:

  • the performances of the Sentinel-1 sensor;
  • the development of a free tool that exploits it to periodically detect and monitor ground deformations; and
  • the exploitation of the tools and methods developed in the FP7 LAMPRE project to assess geohazard susceptibility and its impact on urban structures and infrastructures.


Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Coordinator's AddressAv. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 7E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)
Spain Coordinator's Website:

Project coordinators

  • Centre Tecnològic de telecommunicacions de Catalunya – Spain –
  • Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – Spain –
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze – Italy -
  • Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica and Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Spain -
  • Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Istituto di Ricerca per la protezione idrogeologica - Italy -

Presentation at the kick off meeting