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USGS and the International Charter

USGS is an active participant in the International Charter, drawing on government and commercial resources to support International Charter needs. Extensive USGS historical and current satellite data have proven useful to disaster management agencies and international relief organizations.

As a participant in the International Charter, USGS provides the following types of support:

  • Submits requests for activation of the International Charter for U.S. domestic disasters on behalf of responsible emergency management authorities
  • Submits requests for activation of the International Charter for international disasters on behalf of responsible emergency management authorities 
  • Provides access to imagery from U.S. government and commercial resources in response to International Charter requests
  • Provides Project Manager (PM) services as needed
  • Supports training and coordination of the global Project Manager network
  • Supports training and coordination of non-member Authorized Users
  • Provides U.S. representation on the International Charter operational and governance bodies

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