29 June 2023

Copernicus Services: Evaluating impact and erosion risk after devastating forest fire

Transportation, Land Use and Land Cover data provided to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service by the National Geographic Institute of Spain played a key role in evaluating the impact of the 2022 Ceuta wildfire. It was also used to assess the risk of soil erosion in more than 130 hectares of forest in the Spanish autonomous city which is located on Africa’s north coast.

"As the National Mapping Authority for Spain, we were pleased to support post-fire impact assessments with authoritative data. The insight gained from the various analysis not only identified the levels of damage in different areas but also confirmed the subsequent erosion risk due to soil loss."
Lorenzo Garcia Asensio
Director General, National Geographic Institute, Spain

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