International Charter: Latest newsletter available

The latest newsletter of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been released with information about the last Executive Secretariat and Board meeting as well as the main events covered by the International Charter during 2014.

In the Board meeting in Daejeon, South Korea, with more than 45 representatives from the Charter member agencies, some of the issues discussed were the implementation of the new Charter operational system as well as the current progress of the Universal Access initiative. After the conclusion, KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) officially took the lead agency role for a six-month period, ending in April 2015.

According to the newsletter, the International Charter was activated for 41 disasters in 2014. One of the main events covered was a fire disaster in the Dominican Republic, in which maps based on Landsat and RapidEye satellites were delivered by the International Charter.