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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.

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Flood in Sri Lanka

Monday, 21 May 2018


Monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed up to eight people, with hundreds more people requiring rescue by the armed forces. Eight districts have been affected as up to 150mm of rain fell across the country.

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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.