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Himawari-9, Japanese advanced meteorological satellite

Super Typhoon Meranti image captured by Himawari-8. Image: NASA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) together with the private sector launched the Himawari-9 on 2 November 2016 from the JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center in Japan’s southwestern Kagoshima prefecture.

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Typhoon Nepartak affecting Taiwan (POC)

Nepartak Typhoon. Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.

A super-typhoon called Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan (POC) in the morning of the 7th of July 2016. According to the Taiwan’s Central News Agency, at least 69 people were injured.  The

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International Charter on Space and Major Disasters activated for Indonesia – Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia

Similar eruption of the Mount Sinabung in Indonesia. Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, caption by Robert Simon.

Mount Sinabung, located in the North Sumatra province in Indonesia, erupted on 21st of May 2016, killing seven people in the village of Gembar, which is located on its foothills. The

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International Charter on Space and Major Disasters activated for Bangladesh – Roanu Cyclone

Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh - Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory, map by Joshua Stevens

Cyclone Roanu reached Bangladesh on 21 May 2016, leaving 26 people and affecting hundreds of thousands others. The storm caused heavy rains which led to floods and landslides across the coast of the country, affecting fifteen districts.

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Sri Lanka Landslides and Torrential Rains due to Tropical Storm Roanu

Image courtesy of NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

On 18 May 2016, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its associated agencies captured Global

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Cyclone Roanu batters India and Bangladesh

Cyclone Roanu batters India and Bangladesh. Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) captured on Friday 20 May 2016 an image of the tropical cyclone Roanu using the Suomi NPP

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4th ASEAN Workshop - April 2016

ASEAN Workshop

UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP and the Indonesian Space Agency (LAPAN) jointly organized the 4th ASEAN workshop entitled “Simulation exercise on the procedural guidelines for sharing

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China launches new satellite Yaogan 28 for monitoring disaster relief

On November 8, China launched satellite Yaogan 28 from the Taiyuan space center in Shanxi Province (Image: Google).

On November 8, China launched the

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German research cooperation looking behind Indonesia’s haze

The highlighted section shows additional fire hot spots under the Indonesian haze, using satellite imagery of TET-1 (Image: DLR).

So far, more than two million hectares of Indonesian forest area have been lost due to the forest fires that broke out on 21 June 2015. The National Space and Aviation Agency of Indonesia (LAPAN) expects losses to grow, as large forest areas and peat lands, especially in Kalimantan and Sumatra, are still affected by fires.   

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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific

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