SAR Radar images are a fundmental source to support emergency response activities. They can be of great importance, for example, to detect flooded areas even in case of cloudy weather.
In order to overcome burocratic stops in Emergency situations, the Department of "Land and soil defence" of Regione Sardegna, Italy, has signed a long term agreement with Planetek Italia to start a program for monitoring of main river basins all over the region that includes the use of radar and optical Earth Observation data. In case of emergency a fast service will be provided by Planetek to collect near-real time imagery, simply on-demand.
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