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Disaster response and the international charter program

January 1, 2009

In a meeting held in Vienna, Austria in 1999, a small group of space agencies conceived and approved a program to provide emergency response satellite data to those affected by disasters anywhere in the world. The purpose of this group, which came to be known as the “International Charter - Space and Major Disasters”, is to promote cooperation among space agencies in the use of satellite data to manage crises during and after disasters. When tropical storms, floods, oil spills, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes or fires endanger human life, the Charter member agencies provide valuable information about these events’ extent and impact.

Publication Year 2009
Title Disaster response and the international charter program
Authors Timothy Stryker, Brenda Jones
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Index ID 70043516
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center