Ajmar, A, Boccardo, P, Disabato, F, Tonolo, FG, Perez, F, Sartori, G (2008). Early impact procedures for flood events February 2007 Mozambique flood. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI TELERILEVAMENTO, 40(3), 65-77.
Satellite images and GIS procedures are key elements for emergency management, especially in case of events hitting developing countries, more vulnerable to calamities and less prepared to face them. This article aims to show the procedure applied for the production of a cartography of flooded areas during the early impact phase; these activities are developed within ITHACA, centre of excellence, in charge of giving technological support to the WFP (World Food Programme), the biggest agency of the UN. The flood in Mozambique, occurred in January 2007, is illustrated as an example of events management.