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, the capital of Lebanon, where a cargo of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored, followed by 2 explosions a few minutes later. 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.

During this webinar, we will analyse the explosion that occurred at the port of Beirut, and we will employ the RUS environment 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.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.

RUS Webinar – Damage assessment using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 – 27 Oct. 2020