Emergency Operations Portal


During times of disaster, there is often a need for rapid acquisition and coordinated distribution of remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial products. These products enable agencies to plan the response to conditions on the ground. The hosting of imagery through a common delivery portal such as the HDDS facilitates the sharing of imagery and other geospatial datasets.


For any disaster event, one or more responding agencies initiate USGS Emergency Response support.  The specific type of remote sensing support is coordinated with the end user(s) and scaled to their requirements. The types of service and capability for USGS Emergency Response support are described here.