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Lebanon Damage Assessment with Sentinel-1 & Sentinel-2

During this webinar, we will analyse the explosion that occurred at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, in August 2020 and we will employ RUS to learn how to assess the damage caused.

We will focus on the use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 products to see how this explosion was captured from space. We will also show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.


On 4 August 2020 at around 17:55 local time (14:55 UTC), a fire broke out in Warehouse 12 at the Port of Beirut, where a cargo of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored, followed by 2 explosions a few minutes later.

The consequences were severe in many fields and levels. It is estimated that more than 200 people lost their lives, 6,500 were injured and 300,000 people went homeless since homes as far as 10 km away were damaged.

The blast affected over half of Beirut, with the cost to be above $15 billion in property damages. Experts estimated that the explosion was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history. The Lebanese government declared a two-week state of emergency in response to the disaster.

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1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 - 16:00 CET

Training date

Tuesday 27th of October 2020


Georgia Karadimou / Serco Italia S.p.A

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