Minimize The International Charter

The International Charter aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters through Authorized Users. Each agency member has committed resources to support the provisions of the Charter and thus is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property.

Minimize Latest Activation

Earthquake and eruption of Kīlauea Volcano in the United States

Monday, 07 May 2018


Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii erupted on 4 May, and the island also experienced a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the same day. 2000 people have been evacuated from the area and hundreds of homes in the path of the eruption are at risk, but no casualties have been reported.

Minimize Latest News

Copernicus Sentinels monitor Hawaii's volcano

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 07 May 2018 by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on behalf of USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory. Observations from the Sentinel satellites of the European Union's Copernicus Programme were used to monitor this event.