Our Mission Control staff work at e-Mission
Headquarters located at The National Space Centre. When nature's
forces threaten people around the world, they come to us for advice.
Using our scientific knowledge and tools, we try to prepare them
for the potential damage nature can cause. Mission Control needs
Emergency Response Teams, or ERTs, to help. ERT members work together.
They investigate what might happen to the Earth during a crisis.
ERT investigators must stay calm and cooperate with other ERTs
in order to succeed during an e-Mission.
Mission Control uses scientific equipment
installed aboard a Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellite and receives
other critical information from NASA, ESA and other agencies
monitoring the Earth's natural systems. All this information helps
us measure the forces released by natural events. Our ERT partners
study these measurements or data and try to predict the effects
natural events will have on people and the environment. The valuable
advice our ERTs offer helps to people in danger.
Two of the most important missions we have completed
were e-Mission: Mt. Pinatubo; and e-Mission: Hurricane George. During
each of these natural events, the science, maths, and map-reading skills
of Emergency Response Teams were critical in saving lives and protecting
ecosystems. To prepare for your e-Mission: Operation Montserrat, you
will study our success on these previous missions.