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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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Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

Tuesday, 05 June 2018


Guatemala's Fuego volcano has erupted, covering villages in volcanic ash and debris during its most powerful eruption in over 100 years. Local reports confirm at least 69 people have been killed with many more still missing.

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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.