International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

International Charter activated for forest fire in Chile

Satellite picture of fire in Valparaiso (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 14 March 2015 for a forest fire in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile. The mechanism was activated by the National 

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:40

KARI takes over chairmanship of the International Charter for six-month period

The Korean Aerospace Research Institute KARI has taken over the chairmanship of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters for a six-months period until April 2015, as the International Charter recently announced on their website.

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Thu, 25/12/2014 - 08:36

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 product.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:59

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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 Province / Municipality of Tierra Alta.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:37

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

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. The mechanism will provide space-based maps of the affected area.

Flood, caused by several weeks of heavy rain, has caused 20 casualties and made 6,000 individuals homeless, as 3,000 houses were destroyed and more than 2,000 affected.

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Thu, 07/08/2014 - 14:13

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-based maps in

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:50

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

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 Paz, Beni and Pando, Bolivia.

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:17

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