International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

Sudan: International Charter activated due to floods

 Heavy rain and floods in Sudan

Due to heavy rain and floods in Sudan, the International Charter was activated on 6 August 2013 in order to aid and support

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Tue, 06/08/2013 - 17:33

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Mon, 08/06/2012

Myanmar: International Charter activated for floods

2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated

On 2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated by request of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational

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Mon, 05/08/2013 - 16:15

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Mon, 08/05/2013

UN-SPIDER Updates July 2013

Japan: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite sees Japan

Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 08:16

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Tue, 07/30/2013

International Charter issues new Newsletter

The Newsletter provides information about recent facts

With the aim of providing information on recent Charter activations, news, events and related activity, the "International Charter: Space and Major Disasters" has issued its latest newsletter with the following topics:

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Fri, 26/07/2013 - 12:55
Fri, 07/26/2013

ESA's Earth from Space: Special Edition on International Charter

ESA's Earth from Space web-TV programme has issued a special edition on the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters".

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 16:30
Thu, 07/25/2013

China: International Charter activated for two earthquakes

Earthquakes strike China

The "International Charter: Space and Major Disasters" has been activated once more for China when on the morning of 22 July 2013 Gansu Province was hit by two earthquakes with a magnitude between 5.6 and 6.6 approximately and a depth of 20 km. Rescue efforts as well as local and international relief are already being conducted in the affected areas where some of the damages include power outages and disruption of communications. The areas suffering the worst harmful effects from the earthquakes were the counties of Zhang and Min.

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Tue, 23/07/2013 - 09:28

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Tue, 07/23/2013

Canada: International Charter activated for oil spill

Oil spill and oil fire followed a train derailing in Lac-Mégantic

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 8 July 2013 to provide satellite imagery for the train derailment and consecutive oil spill and oil fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada. The mechanism was activated by Public Safety Canada.

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Tue, 09/07/2013 - 11:42

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Tue, 07/09/2013

UN-SPIDER Updates June 2013

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Fri, 05/07/2013
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International Charter: Project Manager training in Frascati

The International Charter provides satellite images for disaster situation

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER participated as a trainee and observer in the Project Manager (PM) training for the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. The two day training course on 27 and 28 June 2013 offered sessions on the objectives and processes of the Charter and others on the specific roles of Project Managers. Demonstration and simulation exercises allowed the trainees to learn the whole process of coordinating activation and of providing adequate products to end users and authorized users of the Charter.

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Tue, 02/07/2013 - 15:37

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Tue, 07/02/2013

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