Satellites provided imagery for 9 disasters in 4 months

Satellites provided imagery for 9 disasters in 4 months

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Berlin: The International Charter, a consortium of space agencies and satellite data providers aiming at providing a unified system of rapid space data acquisition and delivery in case of natural or man-made disasters, triggered nine times during the last four months.DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, supported each of the nine Charter Calls by providing up-to-date imagery of the satellites TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X or RapidEye.

The International Charter triggered nine calls: In April for China (earthquake), in May for Bangladesh (cyclone) and Chile/Argentina (volcano eruption), in June for Germany, India (Uttarakhand flood) and Argentina (flooding), and in July for Canada (technical accident), China (earthquake) and Thailand (flooding). The response from DLR proved to be an important tool for civil protection and emergency management authorities, who coordinated relief measures in the affected areas.

Source: zki.dlr.de