Monitoring of emergency zones

Russian satellites for Earth remote sensing continue to monitor emergencies on Earth. In the period from 4 to 11 February 2021, data in the amount of more than 474 thousand square kilometers were transferred to the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of the Consequences of Natural Disasters, and about 98 thousand square kilometers to the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters .

During this week, monitoring of the following emergencies was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia:

  • Ice crossings in several regions of the Russian Federation;
  • the threat of flooding in the Republic of Khakassia;
  • an oil spill in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug;
  • the threat of flooding in the Irkutsk region ;
  • threat of jamming and ice conditions in the Moscow region;
  • monitoring of reservoirs in the Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Crimea and the Volgograd Region.

As part of the activities of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, the monitoring of the consequences of the hurricane in Eswatini, floods and landslides in Chile, as well as floods in India was carried out. Based on media reports on natural and man-made disasters around the world, satellite imagery of wildfires in Australia and flood monitoring in India were planned.

The Roscosmos State Corporation and the Russian Space Systems Company maintain operational interaction with the Russian Emergencies Ministry for timely response to flood and fire hazard situations and for space monitoring of the affected areas.

/Media reports.