Charter logoSep 30, 2015 • The International Charter is a system that supplies free satellite imagery to emergency responders anywhere in the world.

The Charter concept is this: a single phone number is made available to authorized parties providing 24/7 contact to a person who can activate the charter. Once activated, a project manager takes charge. The project manager knows what satellite resources are available, how to task them to collect data, and how to quickly analyze the collected data to create impact maps for first responders. These maps, provided to responders for free, often show where the damage is and where crisis victims are, allowing responders to plan and execute relief support.

You can think of the Charter as a one-stop-shop for impact maps—an essential resource, since in many cases satellite data are the only practical method to assess current ground conditions after a disaster.

This month, 164 Landsat scenes were ingested by the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System to provide data for Charter activations including:
+ Fire in Russia
+ Flood in Myanmar
+ Earthquake in Chile
+ Flood in Turkey
+ Flood in Viet Nam

The USGS HDDS also provided 98 Landsat scenes for:
+ Landslide in Alaska
+ Colorado spill
+ Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
+ Indonesian Volcano
+ Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador.
+ Fires in California, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska
In active events:
Storm in Georgia

Details from the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System’s RSS feed for Charter activations:
On 2015-09-28 05:26:11, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Earthquake_CHL
On 2015-09-28 05:24:15, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Landslide_MMR
On 2015-09-25 04:52:52, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Earthquake_CHL
On 2015-09-24 05:06:49, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Flood_TUR
On 2015-09-14 05:02:11, 6 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-14 04:50:25, 6 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-14 04:44:27, 12 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-11 05:47:34, 3 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-11 05:46:13, 12 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-11 05:45:26, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Landslide_MMR
On 2015-09-11 05:39:10, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Flood_BGD
On 2015-09-11 05:33:55, 3 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-10 04:57:35, 6 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-09 10:15:45, 3 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Flood_BGD
On 2015-09-09 10:08:18, 5 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-08 13:36:00, 4 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Flood_BGD
On 2015-09-08 13:30:09, 9 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Flood_BGD
On 2015-09-08 09:50:13, 8 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-08 08:00:54, 13 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-08 07:21:19, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Flood_TUR
On 2015-09-08 07:01:51, 14 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-04 07:37:52, 6 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-04 07:37:25, 7 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-03 05:13:05, 7 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-03 05:11:37, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Landslide_VNM
On 2015-09-03 05:05:57, 3 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-02 08:06:51, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-02 07:49:10, 5 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-02 07:33:52, 7 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS
On 2015-09-02 07:32:00, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Landslide_VNM
On 2015-09-01 10:48:24, 3 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Landslide_MMR
On 2015-09-01 07:51:08, 6 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_RUS

Landsat data ingested by HDDS for non-charter activations:
On 2015-09-29 05:06:06, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-29 04:32:32, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-29 04:30:35, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-28 05:25:35, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-28 05:20:04, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201507_Volcano_Cotopaxi_ECU
On 2015-09-28 05:17:01, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-28 05:17:01, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-28 05:15:34, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-28 05:13:37, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Storm_MI
On 2015-09-28 05:11:19, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201311_Volcano_Indonesia
On 2015-09-28 05:08:58, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-25 04:54:42, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Landslide_AK
On 2015-09-24 05:06:14, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-24 05:02:20, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Landslide_AK
On 2015-09-24 05:01:58, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201502_Storm_GA
On 2015-09-24 04:58:46, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201507_Volcano_Cotopaxi_ECU
On 2015-09-23 04:47:30, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201502_Storm_GA
On 2015-09-21 04:04:28, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-21 04:00:30, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-21 03:56:13, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-14 05:08:42, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-14 04:56:43, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Storm_MI
On 2015-09-14 04:49:40, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-14 04:49:40, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-14 04:43:18, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201507_Volcano_Cotopaxi_ECU
On 2015-09-14 04:38:18, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-14 04:37:13, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-14 04:37:13, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-14 04:35:16, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-14 04:33:06, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Storm_MI
On 2015-09-14 04:30:53, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Hurricane_Erika_PRI
On 2015-09-14 04:28:46, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Hurricane_Erika_PRI
On 2015-09-10 04:55:27, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-09 10:31:17, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Landslide_AK
On 2015-09-09 10:09:45, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-08 10:01:33, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-08 09:51:30, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201502_Storm_GA
On 2015-09-08 07:12:57, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Fire_AK
On 2015-09-08 07:04:04, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-08 07:04:04, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-08 07:03:33, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_WA
On 2015-09-08 06:58:20, 4 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Spill_CO
On 2015-09-08 06:52:18, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Storm_MI
On 2015-09-08 06:49:54, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_WA
On 2015-09-08 06:48:49, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_ID
On 2015-09-08 06:44:27, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-08 06:43:56, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201502_Storm_GA
On 2015-09-08 06:41:54, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201311_Volcano_Indonesia
On 2015-09-08 06:39:46, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Fire_ID
On 2015-09-08 06:32:48, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Hurricane_Erika_PRI
On 2015-09-08 06:31:10, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201507_Volcano_Cotopaxi_ECU
On 2015-09-04 07:19:14, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-04 07:19:14, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-04 07:12:34, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201506_Storm_Midwest_US
On 2015-09-04 07:10:13, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_WA
On 2015-09-04 07:07:27, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201507_Volcano_Cotopaxi_ECU
On 2015-09-03 05:06:32, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-03 05:03:07, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-03 05:03:07, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201409_Volcano_Kilauea_HI
On 2015-09-03 05:01:31, 2 LANDSAT-7 scenes were ingested for event: 201506_Storm_Midwest_US
On 2015-09-03 04:58:20, 1 LANDSAT-7 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Storm_MI
On 2015-09-03 04:57:41, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201509_Fire_CA
On 2015-09-02 07:47:39, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201506_Storm_Midwest_US
On 2015-09-01 08:01:45, 2 LANDSAT-8 scenes were ingested for event: 201508_Fire_WA
On 2015-09-01 07:54:32, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201311_Volcano_Indonesia
On 2015-09-01 07:49:11, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Fire_AK
On 2015-09-01 07:47:05, 1 LANDSAT-8 scene was ingested for event: 201508_Fire_ID