BIG DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS USING MULTI-TEMPORAL SENTINEL 1 DATA TO MANAGE FLOODS IN NORTH OF MOROCCO
Floods are the natural hazards that produce the highest number of casualties and material damage in the Western Mediterranean, especially in Morocco. An improvement in flood risk assessment and study of a possible increase in flooding occurrence are therefore needed. Earth Observation big data such as the ones acquired by the Copernicus programme are providing unprecedented opportunities to detect changes and assess economic impacts in case of disasters. This article present the different results obtained by the multi-temporal methods using the Synthetic Aperture Radar images. The spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems are suitable tools for flood mapping thanks to their daytime and nighttime and almost all-weather imaging capability, in addition to their sensitivity to surface roughness and to Flood monitoring. The method has been developed to exploit Sentinel-1 data. It has been tested for the 2018 flood of Tetouan (Morocco).