20 years on and progressing further
Brief review of the 20 years of existence of the International Charter for Space and Major DisastersNews Other fieldOctober 20, 2020
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and the example of Kilauea
When the Earth shakes or its molten mantle surges to the surface, the risk to infrastructure, personal property and life can be catastrophic.News ObservationMay 20, 2020
Charter reaches 500th activation as it swings...
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was recently activated to come to the aid of victims of the terrible floods in Bangladesh. This is the 500th time the...News ObservationAugust 4, 2016
Press Release: Pleiades satellites return their...
Two days after the earthquake that struck Nepal, the Pleiades satellites, developed by CNES, have captured an image of the capital city, Kathmandu. The satellites were tasked...News ObservationApril 29, 2015
Oil spill under close watch as charter enters...
Founded 10 years ago by CNES and the European Space Agency, the International Charter on Space & Major Disasters swung into action following the oil rig explosion in the Gulf...News Observation InstitutionalJune 4, 2010
Haiti - CNES coordinates satellite support
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated 13 January to aid the victims of the violent earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince the day before.News Observation InstitutionalJanuary 19, 2010
SPOT 5 aids relief effort in Asia
Banda Aceh lies in ruins after being hit by the tsunami of unprecedented proportions on 26 December 2004. A quarter of this Indonesian city’s population of...News Observation InstitutionalJanuary 12, 2005