Welcome to the home of Terrafirma, an ESA GMES project aimed at providing civil protection agencies, disaster management organisms, and coastal, rail and motorway authorities with support in the process of risk assessment and mitigation by using the latest technology to measure terrain motion from satellite radar data. Using these data acquired 800km above the Earth's surface, and in conjunction with expert interpretation by national geoscience organisations, the project provides a pan-European ground motion hazard information service in each of the 27 member states of the EU.
The third phase of Terrafirma was launched in December 2009 and focuses on several thematic lines for terrain motion analysis:
- Coastal Lowland Subsidence & Flood Defense
- Ground water issues
- Inactive mines
- Wide Area Mapping service
If you are interested in the Terrafirma services, or have any other questions, please contact me at
Geraint Cooksley, Terrafirma Project Manager