The Copernicus / Emergency Management Service - Mapping service of the European Union was activated as the National Contact Point for the immediate mapping of the areas of Ancient Olympia that were affected by a forest fire on 5 August.
The purpose of the activation is the production of cartographic products and data for the areas of Ancient Olympia. Ilia affected by a forest fire that broke out on August 5, to assist the work of agencies involved in dealing with emergencies and managing the consequences of the phenomenon.
The service was activated by the Emergency Planning and Response Directorate of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection following an order from the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias.
The request was accepted by the European Union and the availability of a series of cartographic data and products resulting from the analysis of satellite images is expected immediately.
The data and maps of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service / Mapping Service will be made available directly from the Emergency Planning and Response Directorate of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection to all stakeholders free of charge for the management of their work.