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: 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: August 27, 2018

Hazards Data Distribution System Releases Thousands of Aerial Images of Kilauea Impact

The eruptive behavior of the Kilauea volcano that began in May 2018 on Hawaii’s Big Island has created an unparalleled opportunity for understanding volcanic systems.

Date published: October 26, 2017

Hazard Data Distribution System Proves Valuable During 2017 Hurricane Season

The calls for assistance started days before the first hurricane—the one they called Harvey—came barreling across America’s doorstep in the summer of 2017.