Link to Respond Atlas
Space-based assistance is being provided through Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative (GMES). This flagship initiative of ESA and the European Union aims to combine Earth - and space-based data sources to develop an integrated environmental monitoring capability to benefit European and world citizens.
Respond was set up as fast track project as part of the GMES Service in close conjunction with a large community of operational users to address specific requirements of the humanitarian aid community.
Respond represents an alliance of European and International organisations working with industry and the humanitarian community to improve access to maps, satellite images and geo-information. Founded in 2004 and extended in 2007, this project has mapped over three million square kilometres and has been involved in over thirty worldwide humanitarian crisis events.