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

Fact Sheet 2010-3062

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DOI: 10.3133/fs20103062

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3062
DOI:
10.3133/fs20103062
Edition:
Version 1.1, October 2014
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N