The Emergency Planning and Response Directorate of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection, as the National Contact Point, activated the Copernicus/Emergency Management Service – Mapping of the European Union following the order of the General Secretary of Civil Protection.

The purpose of the activation is the production of cartographic products and data for areas of the Municipalities of Fyli and Aspropyrgos of the Western Attica PE and the Municipality of Acharna of the Eastern Attica PE, (activation code EMSR690) which were affected by a fire that occurred on Tuesday, August 22 and areas in the rural jurisdiction of the Municipalities of Komotini, Iasmos and Arriana of the PE of Rodopi (activation code EMSR689) which were affected by a fire that occurred on Monday, August 21, to assist the work of the agencies involved in dealing with emergencies and managing the consequences of the phenomenon.

The requests were accepted by the European Union and the availability of a series of cartographic data and products resulting from the analysis of satellite images is expected immediately.

The data and maps of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service/Mapping Service will be made available directly by the Planning and Emergency Response Directorate of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection to all involved bodies free of charge for the management of their project.