Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security (GMES)
Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) is a European initiative led by the European Union and implemented by the European Commission (EC) jointly with the European Space Agency (ESA) aimed at developing a European information service based on satellite earth observations and in-situ (ground based) data.
The objective of GMES is to monitor and forecast the state of the environment on land, sea and in the atmosphere, to support the security of every citizen as well as the emergency services. The information provided by GMES will improve people’s safety, e.g. by providing information on natural disasters such as forest fires or floods and thus helping to prevent the loss of lives and property. GMES is a user driven initiative and the information services provided will be freely and openly accessible to its users, mostly public authorities.
- GMES Mission Statement
- GMES and Africa
- The International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’
- GMES Emergency Response Service
- SAFER – Service and Applications For Emergency Response