Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

Copernicus Emergency Management Service


The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) provides information for emergency response for different natural and man-made disasters and other humanitarian disasters as well as prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The Copernicus EMS is composed of

(1) an on-demand mapping component including the provision of rapid maps for emergency response and risk & recovery maps for prevention and planning and

(2) the early warning and monitoring component which includes systems for floods (European Flood Awareness System – Global Flood Awareness System), droughts (European Drought ObservatoryGlobal Drought Observatory), and forest fires (European Forest Fire Information SystemGlobal Wildfire Information System).