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International Charter: Space and Major Disasters - 2013 Report now available

Latest International Charter's Report now available

The latest Annual Report of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters covering 2013 is now available.

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Wed, 15/10/2014 - 09:52

India: International Charter activated for flood

MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed severe floods in Northern India an Nepal

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, at the request of NRSC / ISRO in order to provide space-based produ

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:59
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27.5706
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80.0982

Panama: International Charter activated for flood

Heavy rains in Central America in November 2010

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods and landslides in the Republic of Panama at the request of the USGS on behalf of SINAPROC / Chiriqui

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:37
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8.5849
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-82.3886

International Charter: Latest newsletter available

Charter Board & Executive Secretariat members in Beijing, China on 16 April 2014

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters published its 9th newsletter on 28 July 2014.

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Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:36
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39.923
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116.316

Sudan: International Charter activated for flood

MODIS instrument showing unusually extreme floods in Khartoum in 2007

On 5 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Sudan at the request of the UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA.

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Thu, 07/08/2014 - 14:13
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12.8628
longitude: 
30.2176

Brazil: International Charter activated for flooding in Rio grande do Sul

Aerial view of Rio grande do Sul during a previous flood occurred in 2009

On 4 July 2014, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the Brazilian Disaster Risk Management National Centre (CENAD) in order to provide satellite-bas

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:50
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-30.0346
longitude: 
-51.2177

International Charter activated in Australia due to a tropical Cyclone

satellite image of cyclone Eta at its strongest

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 April. Geoscience Australia requested the activation because of the expected Cyclone Ita. 

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Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:06
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-16.9203
longitude: 
145.771

Bolivia: International Charter activated for rainfall, floods, and landslides

satellite image of floods in Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in the departments of La

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:17
latitude: 
-16.2902
longitude: 
-63.5887

Burundi: International Charter activated due to floods and landslides

Lake Tanganyika from space

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, in order to provide satellite-based maps of floods and landslides in B

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:11
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-3.37306
longitude: 
29.9189

South Korea: International Charter activated for severe snowfall

True color image of heavy snowfall in South Korea

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated today, following the request from the National Institute for Disaster Prevention of South Korea.

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:51
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35.9078
longitude: 
127.767