EUMETSAT joins International Charter on Space and Major Disasters


Today, EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier signed the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters

Last Updated

23 September 2020

Published on

05 July 2012

The Charter promotes cooperation between space agencies and space system operators in the use of space facilities as a contribution to the management of crises arising from natural or technological disasters.

The main role of EUMETSAT will be to give access to EUMETSAT and other meteorological data for the Charter beneficiaries and to redistribute products from other Charter members, in particular post-disaster maps, in real time via the GEONETCast data dissemination system.

Together with other GEONETCast operational partners already members of the Charter, such as the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), EUMETSAT’s participation demonstrates the cohesive contribution of the meteorological community in support of disaster management before the event and in the post-disaster phase.