International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

International Charter activated for floods in Canada

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. Canadian officials declared a state of emergency, issuing a water-conservation notice to some 3,100 residents on Shuswap Lake.

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 17:01

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International Charter: New issue of Newsletter available

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.
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Wed, 30/05/2012 - 10:43

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Guatemala volcano eruption: Charter activated

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. The National

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Wed, 23/05/2012 - 08:11

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International Charter activated for floods in China

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 12 May 2012 by the China National Committee for

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Tue, 15/05/2012 - 07:58

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International Charter activated for floods in Paraguay

Heavy rain, which began in March, has caused the Pilcomayo river in Paraguay to overflow; resulting in flooding throughout the country. An estimated 13,000 families have been isolated due to the floods. The main affected areas are: Puerto Casedo, Pinasco (North of the Country), Villa Choferes del Chaco, Tte. Manuel Irala Fernandez, Cruce Pioneros (Central area of the country) and Teniente Esteban Martinez, Cacique Sapo (South of the country).

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated by Sistema Federal de Emergencias (SIFEM) on 30 April 2012.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 09:31

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Wed, 05/02/2012

UN-SPIDER supports response to floods in Fiji

UN-SPIDER supports the response efforts to the recent floods impacting Fiji. Intense and continuous rains brought on by tropical depressionTD17F caused flooding in large parts of Fiji.

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Mon, 02/04/2012 - 08:52
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October 2011

How space technology aids a flood response

BANGKOK, 11 October 2011 (IRIN) - As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.

Space technology has become a critical tool in protecting people from disasters in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where more than 6.5 million people have been affected by recent flooding and at least 500 have died.

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Tue, 11/10/2011 - 16:29

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August 2011

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.

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Fri, 02/09/2011 - 17:35

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