ICEYE to support European Space Agency pilot

ICEYE has announced the start of a pilot activity with the European Space Agency to support the Copernicus Emergency Management Services team with flood insights.

Through the pilot, ICEYE will deliver critical flood impact information showing the extent and depth of flooding at the structure level to ESA and CEMS throughout 2022.

The pilot will allow CEMS to evaluate ICEYE's flood insights and explore potential applications.

The pilot will focus on go-forward flood monitoring services and insights delivery following flood events, and will also provide ESA and CEMS access to select data for historical events through ICEYE’s analytic archive. This pilot marks the company’s third and largest pilot with ESA. Previous pilots involved volcanic eruption monitoring and sea ice mapping.

“We are leaning into the important capabilities of our European commercial space partners and we view ICEYE as an important part of our transformational future at ESA,” said Simonetta Cheli, ESA’s director of Earth Observation Programmes. “We are proud to build upon our existing work with ICEYE within the Copernicus programme and we look forward to continuing to work with them.”

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