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U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters

October 2, 2010

In 1999, an international consortium of space agencies conceived and approved a mechanism to provide satellite information in support of worldwide disaster relief. This group came to be known as the 'International Charter?Space and Major Disasters' and has become an important resource for the use of satellite data to evaluate and provide support for response to natural and man-made disasters. From the Charter's formative days in 1999, its membership has grown to 10 space organizations managing more than 20 earth-observing satellites.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters
DOI 10.3133/fs20103062
Authors Timothy S. Stryker, Brenda K. Jones
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3062
Index ID fs20103062
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

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