Support to the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) mechanism for the floods in UK The IES’ Natural Hazards action supports verification, when the EUSF mechanism is applied in case of natural disasters. The flood disaster in UK during June/July 2007 produced more than € 4 billion damage. The JRC work contributed to the EUSF decisions by producing detailed flood damage assessment for selected regions in the UK.
Burnt Area dataset coordinated by IES included in the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction The new global inventory of burnt area (L3JRC), done for seven fire seasons (2000 to 2007) under coordination by the IES’ MONDE action, has been endorsed by the Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC), in Freiburg, and added to the series of Global Burnt Area Satellite Products made available by GFMC. The GFMC is an activity of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).