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International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' - Official

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How to engage Latest Developments Why Does the Charter Exist? International Charter: Space and Major Disasters Flooding in the UK The Power of Collaboration Earthquake in Japan current chair 24/7 Operations Activity to respond to requests for support and quickly task satellites Direct Link to the User/Response Community who will use the data Identification that a disaster has happened and that the Charter can help Process Technical competence to handle space data and turn it into useful information 370 disasters in over 100 countries worldwide Universal Access www.disasterscharter.org ExecutiveSecretariat@disasterscharter.org Emergency enquiries from users requiring direct access to Charter resources General requests for information should be addressed to: webmaster@disasterscharter.org An International agreement among Space Agencies to support with space-based data and information relief efforts in the event of emergencies caused by major disasters. I just noticed your email before turning in. I emailed my research associate who noticed this, and she says the coordinates (in decimal degrees) are approximately long: 141.439 / lat: 38.450). I’ve attached a JPG of the post- image that she prepared. We’ll put together a proper pre/post in the morning. Interestingly, this is in an area just above the worst of the tsunami damage ? just where you’d expect to find survivors.
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
Scientific Research

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
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