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06/15/2021 Dr.-Ing. Simon Plank (DLR): The international Charter Space and Major Disasters - Satellite data to support disaster response worldwide

The Charter is a worldwide collaboration, through which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. By combining Earth observation assets from different space agencies, the Charter allows resources and expertise to be coordinated for rapid response to major disaster situations; thereby helping civil protection authorities and the international humanitarian community.

This unique initiative is able to mobilize agencies around the world and benefit from their know-how and their satellites through a single access point that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and at no cost to the user.

This webinar introduces the Charter, shows how the Charter works, and presents which type of satellite data and steps of analysis are best suited for support of rapid response in case of disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, storms, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. https://disasterscharter.org/