Annual Report of International Charter Space and Major Disasters published

Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad
Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad provided through the International Charter in October 2012
Credits: UNITAR/UNOSAT

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its 2012 Annual Report describing the Charter's activities throughout 2012. The International Charter is a mechanism by Space agencies worldwide to provide space-based information for disasters and emergencies. The Charter was activated 40 times for disasters in 27 countries in 2012.

The report specifies external relations, the evolution of the Charter including the Universal Access initiative, operations, communication and assessment.