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Floods in France: International Charter activated

Situation Map - Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, France

Several people have died after torrential rains and subsequent floods in southern France on 17 and 18 September 2014. The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 September by Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC) in order to obtain satellite-based maps of the flood and its impacts. SERTIT will be the Project Manager for this activation.

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Galileo SATs 5-6 scheduled for 21 August 2014

Galileo's constellation of navigation satellites

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will soon increase: European Space Agency (ESA) announced the coming launch of Galileo SATs 5-6 on 21 August 2014, from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

These two satellites, becoming operative in autumn, will join the four satellites already orbiting: two were launched in October 2011 and two one year later.

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Contract signed for Development of Sentinel-1B Satellite

Sentinel-1B satellite contract signed

On 17 July 2014, representatives of ESA and Arianespace met in ESA’s headquarters in Paris to sign a contract to build the Sentinel-1B satellite scheduled. Sentinel-1B is to be launched from the European Space Port in French Guiana in early 2016 to join its sister satellite Sentinal-1A as a dual satellite constellation orbiting Earth 180° apart providing complete coverage of the planet every six days.

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UN-SPIDER participates in 2014 Toulouse Space Show

On 2 July 2014, UN-SPIDER's Senior Programme Coordinator, Mr Luc St-Pierre, participated in the roundtable “Crisis management and mitigation: anticipating, managing and rebuilding” as part of the 2014 Toulouse Space Show.

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CNES and NASA to collaborate on global water and ocean surface survey

Current Satellite to be Launched to monitor Surface Water and Ocean Topography

The French Space Agency CNES and the US Space Agency NASA have come together in an agreement to conduct the first ever detailed global ocean mapping and surface water survey. The two agencies will be working together in all aspects of the life cycle of a water and ocean surface satellite mission from the design of the spacecraft, its launch and operation during the mission and decommissioning.

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Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for

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NASA satellite images show effects of flooding in France and Italy

The plumes of sediment are clearly visible in the Mediterranean.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in southeastern France and northern Italy. On the images taken by the MODIS sensor on NASA’s Terra satellite, the mud-laden runoff is clearly visible creating tan and green plumes of sediment in the Mediterranean.

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International Charter activated for Ocean Storm in La Réunion

Tropical Cyclone Bejisa is expected to make landfall on La Réunion on 2 December

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite imagery products to support

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Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation

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Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from the Copernicus programme, including data from the Sentinel satellites.

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