24th Meeting on the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters, Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 2010October 4, 2010 at 10:13 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: Space Mart
Global Consortium Of Space Agencies To Meet At USGS
The U.S. Geological Survey will host the 24th Secretariat and Board meetings of the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters in Washington, D.C. on October 4-7, 2010.
The Charter is an organization of space agencies around the globe that operate earth-imaging satellites and provide data free of charge to assist emergency responders worldwide. Founded in 1999, the Charter has now been activated for more than 280 separate natural and man-made disasters.
“For the past decade, the Charter has been an important resource for disaster response,” said Timothy Stryker of the USGS, the agency which will chair the Charter for the next six months….more