European Commission activates satellite mapping service to help with search for Iran’s Raisi

PARIS — The European Commission is activating a satellite mapping service to aid search efforts after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crashed, following a request for assistance from Iran, the European commissioner for crisis management announces.

The European Commission’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service provides mapping products based on satellite imagery.

Crisis management commissioner Janez Lenarcic says on X that the service was activating its “rapid response mapping service in view of the helicopter accident.”

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