A deep and persistent drought struck vast portions of the continental United States in 2012.
On 18 September 2012, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters
The satellite imagery provider GeoEye announced an agreement with Fugro for online imagery dissemination through Fugro World, Fugro's global portal for delivery of data and solutions.
GMES, the European Earth Monitoring programme, has published a user guide to its new, free of charge emergency mapping service, the GMES Initial Operations Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS-Map
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery for the two strong earthquakes that occurred in Iran on 11 August 2012.
Geoscience Australia (GA) will soon publish free satellite images in near real time.
DigitalGlobe Inc has struck a deal to buy GeoEye Inc for $453 million, creating the world's largest provider of commercial satellite imagery.
GeoEye's next-generation imaging system, GeoEye-2 has been delivered to its operator in California, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
The United States Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the U.S.
The Philippine government has made geo-hazard maps, which outline areas prone to natural disasters, publicly available in a bid to reduce vulnerability at community level.
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