International satellites supporting disaster management - 2015
The International Charter
"Space and Major Disasters" is an international effort to put space technology at the service of rescue and emergency responders in the event of a major disaster.
When the Charter is activated, its members make satellite images of devastated regions available to support relief efforts. RADARSAT-2 imagery, and soon that of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), regularly provides support to rescue teams on the ground. Armed quickly with reliable and accurate information, response teams are better equipped to save lives and limit damage to property, infrastructure and the environment.
Flood in Argentina - December 2015
Severe flooding struck South America at the end of 2015. The following RADARSAT-2 product prepared for the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" shows the extent of the flooding around the city of Concordia on December 29. More information on the flooding in Argentina
Flood in Iraq - October 2015
Torrential rain between October 28 and 30, 2015 has caused widespread floods in eastern Iraq. More information on the flood in Iraq
Earthquake and landslide in Nepal and India - April 2015
This animation produced from two images, captured in January 2010 and April 2015, shows the extent of the disaster in Kathmandu, Nepal. More information on the earthquake and landslide in Nepal and India
Villarrica volcano eruption in Chile - March 2015
This animation produced from two images captured in January and March 2015, shows the extent of the Villarrica volcano eruption in Chile. The grey area shows the volcano during its active phase. More information about the Villarrica volcano eruption in Chile
The disaster in Malawi - January 2015
This RADARSAT-2 map illustrates the extent of the disaster in Malawi. Normal water appears in dark blue while the flooded area is shown in light blue. More information about the disaster in Malawi
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