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International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' - Official
Transcript of International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' - Official
Looking at these images, the devastation is so pervasive, but we don’t see people ? just debris. And yet here is a very human cry for help … visible from space! I so hope they’re ok.
Clark University Charter was activated by Cabinet Office less than 2 hours after Earthquake struck Cabinet Office activated the Charter Satellites were tasked and data delivered from TerraSAR-X UK Environment Agency used these to assist in their response March 2011 December 2012 Email from Clark University The Unique Viewpoint of Space Pooling resources means that you get faster access to satellite imagery anywhere in the world when disaster strikes Space agencies realised there could be real value to disaster response communities if they could provide this data fast and free. provides data to support immediate emergency response What does the Charter do does not provide data to support
does not provide maps suitable for use in the field What does it not do Volcano in Comoros The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported concerns regarding the availability of potable water in the areas exposed to smoke and ashes as well as about the impact of pollution from volcanic debris on agriculture and livestock. December 2005 Any national disaster management authority can now submit requests for emergency response support to the Charter.
Proper procedures have to be followed, but the affected country does not have to be a Charter member. Images © DMCii Hurricane Katrina UK satellite technology, owned and operated by Nigeria, activated as part of the Charter to respond to disaster in southern US. December 2005 Mitigation Preparedness Response Recovery Charter Cycle Risk Reduction Prevention DISASTER Satellite Coverage of the Earth