The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 13 August 2012 to provide satellite imagery for the forest fires that have been ravaging the north of Algeria since June.
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery for the two strong earthquakes that occurred in Iran on 11 August 2012.
On 8 August 2012, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite-based data for the recent floods in Philippines.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 10 July 2012 by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on behalf of ROSCOSMOS/EMERCOM for the torrential flooding of Krasnodar region,
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites – Eumetsat – formally became the newest member of the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ on 5 July.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 29 June
On Saturday, heavy rains fell in B.C's Shuswap region, where more than 340 people were ordered out of their homes into the community of Sicamous area in Vancouver, Canada.
The second issue of Newsletter takes a glance at types and frequency of Charter activations in 2011, which, as it says, has been a busy year for the Charter Member Agencies.
On Saturday evening 19 May 2012, the Volcano "Fuego" in Guatemala had a strong eruption, which led to the evacuation of some communities located on its foothills.
© 2014 UNOOSA - All Rights Reserved