The objective of PanGeo was to enable free and open access to geohazard information in support of the program Copernicus (former GMES – Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), based on the collection of environmental data via satellites. This was achieved by making available geohazard data for 52 of the largest towns and cities of Europe, involving all 27 countries of the EU and covering about 13% of the EU population.

Ground instability, or “geohazards”, affect us all. They can be dangerous and costly, yet information on these phenomena can be difficult if not impossible to obtain. PanGeo aimed to take a step in developing the ‘missing geological link’ for GMES by initiating a pan-European geological service which will derive and standardize geohazard information across an initial subset of the Urban Atlas towns across Europe.

PanGeo was an EC Project of the Seventh Framework Program. The project was divided into 10 Work packages lead by the 27 European Geological Surveys data providers and other stakeholders with specific competence in the various fields.