Emergency Operations Portal


Welcome to USGS Emergency Response

USGS Emergency Response strives to ensure that the disaster response community has rapid access to timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial imagery, products, and services before, during, and after a disaster.

Our Mission

When disasters strike, pre- and post-event imagery can provide critical information regarding the extent, severity, and evolution of the event. USGS Emergency Response supports the coordination of remotely sensed data acquisitions and distribution

Event Support

Over the past decade, we've supported the response to hundreds of domestic and international disaster events. We provides access to remotely sensed imagery and geospatial datasets to agencies engaged in disaster response.

Event Support


Date published: September 18, 2019

USGS Hazard Science – Understanding the Risks is Key to Preparedness

 Learn About USGS Hazards Science and More About National Preparedness Month:  The very nature of natural hazards means that they have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year.  USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency preparedness whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Date published: June 21, 2019

Disaster Management Training at EROS Prepares Volunteers for Duty

A deadly series of California wildfires set thousands of firefighters and first responders into action in late 2018.

Date published: September 13, 2018

EROS Products, Programs Could Prove Useful with Hurricane Florence

The EROS Center could very well end up playing several significant roles in dealing with the monstrous hurricane called Florence now barreling down on the Carolinas and American’s Eastern Seaboard.