Nearly 20 million displaced by natural disasters
Disaster displacement is on the rise: in their last global report the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) states that the risk of disaster-related displacement is growing for reasons including population growth in hazard-prone areas and unequal distribution of wealth. What is the role and contribution of EO-based information in the context of natural disasters?
Recent activity at the volcano Piton de la Fournaise
A new eruption occurred at the volcano Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July. In the days prior to the eruption the local volcanological observatory, l’Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise, had recorded a very strong increase of the seismicity accompanied by a significant crater deformation pointing towards a new eruption. Using Sentinel-1 data ALTAMIRA INFORMATION has produced an interferogram that captures the recent deformation in the volcano.
Grand Paris Express: ALTAMIRA INFORMATION in charge of the satellite surveillance of the project
ALTAMIRA INFORMATION is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 4,5M€ contract for the satellite-based supervision of the Grand Paris Express project by the Société du Grand Paris. This project includes the construction of 200 additional kilometres of metro lines and 68 new stations that will link the transport hubs of Greater Paris, the three airports and the TGV (high-speed train) stations.
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G 2015) Conference
ALTAMIRA INFORMATION participated in the FOSS4G-Europe Conference from 14 to 17 July 2015 in Como, Italy. The conference brought together geospatial software users and developers worldwide and fostered closer interactions amongst European communities in order to share ideas for improving geodata, software and applications. The new ARGOS Animal Tracking 3D application was presented in a poster session. This 3D application enhances the visualisation and analysis of CLS ARGOS service for animal tracking.
Adaptive InSAR combined with surveying techniques for an improved characterisation of active landslides (El Portalet)
J. Duro, D. Albiol, F. Sánchez [ALTAMIRA INFORMATION], G. Herrera, J. C. García Davalillo, J. A. Fernandez Merodo [Instituto Geológico y Minero de España], P. Allasia, P. Lollino, A. Manconi [CNR-IRPI]