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November 28, 2016
Early warning from space of homes on the slide
Paris (ESA) Nov 25, 2016
It was a literal property crash: multiple homes in the Carmenes del Mar resort on the south coast of Spain were engulfed in a landslide, leaving families homeless. But satellite archives offer early warning of such events - and now more accessible than ever before thanks to a new cloud computing platform. Carmenes del Mar, a coastal development on a hillside in Granada, enjoyed sea views, but soon after its 2005 construction the area became subject to ground shifting and then later it was hit by a ... read more

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