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Disaster response and the international charter program

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Disaster response and the international charter program
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
2009
Issue:
December
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASPRS
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1342
Last page:
1344