International Charter

Solomon Islands: International Charter and Sentinel Asia provide maps and imagery for flood response

satellite image of flood affected areas in the Solomon islands

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 5 April by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP and UN OCHA in the Solomon Islands due to heavy rainfall which caused flash flooding.

Most affected is the area of the Capital, city of Honaira, where thousands of people are displaced, 19 have been killed and almost 30 are still missing. The 48 hours heavy rainfall caused the rivers around the capital to burst their banks, destroying important infrastructure points – bridges and main roads.

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:56

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Chile: International Charter activated due to tsunami

Satellite image of flooding in Chile

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 02 April 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for the tsunami event on the northern coast of Chile. The international mechanism was triggered by Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), one of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices, on behalf of Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI).

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 14:36

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Heavy rain and floods in Brazil: International Charter activated

The flooding is taking place in the state of Rodonia on the border with Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 March 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for floods in the northern regions of Brazil. The mechanism was triggered by the Brazilian Disaster and Risk Management National Centre (CENAD).

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:13

International Charter: New newsletter published

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has issued its 8th newsletter.

Among other topics, the newsletter highlights that the mechanism has been activated over 400 times since it was created almost fifteen years ago, including for major events such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:45

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Indonesia: International Charter activated due to volcano eruption

Satellite image of volcano eruption

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated in Indonesia on 13 February by one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, in order to provide satellite-based emergency maps for a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. The mechanism was activated on behalf of the Indonesian Natio

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 10:17

International Charter activated for floods in Peru

MODIS real color image of the floodings in Peru, caught by Aqua satellite

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 January 2014 for the flood event in Huancavelica, Peru.

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:31

International Charter activated for floods in the UK

River Thames by Wallingford, Oxfordshire flooded

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated because of ongoing heavy storms have caused flooding across the UK. One person has been reported killed and more than 300 properties flooded so far.

Flooding is expected alongside the big rivers – Thames, Severn and Stour. Roads and train services have been disrupted.

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:23

International Charter activated for Ocean Storm in La Réunion

Tropical Cyclone Bejisa is expected to make landfall on La Réunion on 2 December

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite imagery products to support emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Bejisa. Bejisa is expected to make landfall on the island La Réunion, one of France's overseas departments in the Indian Ocean. The Charter was activated on 1 January by Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC).

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 02/01/2014 - 15:03

Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip. Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01

Romania: Towards a Satellite-based Operational Emergency Service

The GEODIM platform provides value-added geoinformation

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Romania, hosted by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), is currently implementing an updated version of the National Emergency Service in the framework of the "Platform for Geoinformation in Support of Disaster Management (GEODIM)" project. The service provides value-added products for all the phases of a disaster, namely preparedness/prevention, emergency response, and recovery.

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 13:11

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Pages

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.