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Eyes on Earth Episode 36 - International Charter Turns 20

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we get a rundown on the International Charter Space and Major Disasters.

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Mike Budde

Summary: When a disaster like a hurricane, flood or major wildfire hits a remote part of the world, the International Charter Space and Natural Disasters springs into action. The Charter’s members collect and distribute satellite-derived data that documents the damage, as well as derived products like as fire perimeter or structural damage maps – all at no cost to national emergency management agencies. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn about the Charter and EROS’ involvement on the occasion of the collaborative organization’s 20th Anniversary.  

Guest: Mike Budde, USGS

Host: Tom Adamson

Producer: John Hult

Release date: October 19, 2020

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