Hurricane Science Goes Global

usgs“The USGS provides a wide variety of emergency response agencies with geospatial data and images of storm areas. The USGS is a participating agency in the International Charter, which aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters. Each member agency has committed resources to support the provisions of the Charter, which is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property. The combination of the USGS image archive, coupled with its global data-transfer capability and onsite science staff, has proven to be an asset to the charter. For more information, visit the International Charter Web site or contact Brenda Jones at bkjones@usgs.gov or (605) 594-6503.”