New radar satellite imaging source for the International Disaster Charter helps during and after major disasters. ICEYE’s first imagery for the Charter was already shared in response to recent flooding in Somalia.
Helsinki, FINLAND, June 25, 2020 (ICEYE PR) – The Finnish New Space company ICEYE is now providing radar imaging data from its commercial synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities.
ICEYE provides these images at no cost to the Charter’s Authorised Users to enable wider and more timely information access for disaster events worldwide.
The International Charter provides Earth observation data for use in monitoring and response activities, acquired by the satellites of its 17 members, contributing partners, and data contributors, to support disaster response worldwide.
ICEYE is building and operating its own satellite constellation of radar imaging satellites and adds SAR data collected from its commercially available satellites to the Charter’s portfolio. Since 2019, and through a procedure managed by ESA, the company has become an approved Charter data contributor.
ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation allows for timely mapping, monitoring, and change detection analysis after disasters. Example use cases for Authorised Charter Users include ...