Copernicus Services: Assessing flood risk and economic impact in the Drin river basin
Detailed elevation data provided to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service by the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG), Albania was essential for assessing flood risk and its economic impact in the Drin river basin.
AISG also provided digital national orthophotos of 8 cm and 20 cm resolution, retrieved through CORDA.
“Flooding along the Drin river has caused high economic and environmental losses to the infrastructure of the region – from houses to power distribution, gas stations and water supply. As the National Mapping Agency of Albania, our trusted relief information and height data is vital for assessing, managing and, therefore mitigating, flood risk in this important environmental and economic region.”
Vilma TomcoGeneral Director, State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG), Albania