International Charter develops geographic tool to provide information about satellite data used for activations

The Charter has developed a geographic tool in order to display footprints and characteristics of satellite data provided in the frame of each activation. This catalogue contains no data but rather metadata describing the images acquired by a range of satellites during Charter activations.

Since the creation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters in 2000, over 3,000 images have been acquired by around 20 different imaging satellites.

This catalogue brings together the metadata from these images and provides a user-friendly interface (JavaScript Earth Observation Browser) which allows discovery and browsing of these metadata.

Among the objectives, the catalogue is to create a unique record of the images acquired through the operations of the Charter. It also allows researchers working on all phases of the Disaster management cycle to confirm the existence and consult quicklooks of images that have been acquired.

No images are made available directly through this metadata catalogue, users should consult data providers directly.

The Catalogue is available here