KARI becomes newest member of the International Charter on Space and Major DisastersJuly 19, 2011 at 9:56 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
South Korea’s space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, formally became the newest member of the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ on 7 July.
Founded by ESA and the French space agency, CNES, the Charter is an international collaboration between the owners and operators of Earth observation missions to provide rapid access to satellite data to help disaster management authorities in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. [Full story]