Programs of the European Commission on natural hazards, utilising space observation
A summary of natural hazard research supported by the European Commission will be presented. This comprises research on floods, landslides, forest fires, volcanoes and earthquakes. The objective of the research is to understand the relevant basic processes and to develop methodologies for mitigation, prediction, damage reduction and early warning of natural hazards. Some results will be presented and will be discussed in the context of the upcoming Fifth Framework Programme of the EC.