Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


Logo of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters"

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” has been activated for floods in Venezuela on 15 August and in India on 16 August.

Floods in Venezuela

In Venezuela, persistent heavy rain and swollen rivers have caused severe flooding, which has affected over 10,000 people in the Venezuelan provinces of Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar and Anzoategui. The Orinoco river reached its highest levels in 40 years, leading the river to burst its banks in my places. Local authorities have set up an aerial bridge over the river so supplies of food, medicine and aid can reach the affected populations. Major arterial roads have also been closed, isolating some areas and further hampering emergency... read more

Publishing Date: 16/08/2018
Rendition of VRSS-1 satellite, launched in September 2012

On 22 July 2014, Xinhua News Agency, the state press agency of the People's Republic of China, annouced that China and Venezuela agreed on the in-orbit delivery of a remote sensing satellite, VRSS-1.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) will be the major contractor of the project, expanding satellite technology transfer to Venezuela.

This VRSS-1 will be the second remote sensing satellite that China provides to Venezuela: a first one was launched into space in september 2012 from northwest China's Gobi desert. Venezuela uses the satellite for the country's land resource monitoring... read more

Publishing Date: 25/07/2014

On 29 September 2012, Venezuela's first Remote Sensing Satellite "VRSS1" was launched into orbit from China. The satellite images will transmit information for the country's land resources inspections, environmental protection, disaster detection and management, crop yield estimation and city plans. Orbiting at an altitude of 639 km, with three daily passes over Venezuela, the satellite will have a 2.5 meter resolution, taking 350 images each day.

A Chinese Long March 2D carrier rocket... read more

Publishing Date: 04/10/2012

National Focal Point

Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil y Administración de Desastres

Persona de Contacto
Sr. Luis Erneso Diaz Curbelo
Coordinador Nacional
Teléfono: +58-212-662 6759
E-mail: dinternacionales [at]

Sobre la Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil y Administración de Desastres
"La misión de la Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil y Administración de Desastres es la de “planificar, coordinar, ejecutar y supervisar todas las acciones, medidas y procesos de prevención y atención, necesarios para garantizar la protección de toda persona ante cualquier situación que implique amenaza, vulnerabilidad o riesgo; con un talento humano proactivo, profesional y dado plenamente por la vida de sus semejantes sustentado en los valores de voluntariedad, solidaridad y desprendimiento. "

Direccion Nacional de Proteccion Civil y Administracion de Desastres (National Directorate for Civil Protection and Disaster Management)

Contact Person
Mr Luis Erneso Diaz Curbelo
Coordinador Nacional
Tel: +58-212-662 6759
Email: dinternacionales [at]

About the National Directorate for Civil Protection and Disaster Management
The mission of the National Directorate for Civil Protection and Disaster Management is "to plan, coordinate, implement and monitor all actions, measures and processes for... read more


GeoSUR is a program of the Andean Development Corporation established in 2007, which aims the establishment of a decentralized network to diffuse geographic information of South America. This objective will be achieved through the most recent space-based technologies.

GeoSur provides the access to geospatial data, geographic information and national or regional interactive maps of South America in order to extend the geographical knowledge of the American continent and to promote the development in the region.



305 families affected by heavy rains that destroyed their homes in Aragua state and caused landslides.

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