In early June 2013, widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.
Massive floods have heavily affected regions in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and other European countries over the past days taking at least five human lives and causing damages of a yet undete
The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated for Germany in order to provide current satellite information for the floods in Saxony and Bavaria.
Bureaucracy-free assistance in the event of an emergency – this is the aim of the 15 space agencies united within the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'.
From the research stage to full operation – The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) is now on call around the clock.
Astrium is preparing a new technology mission for the maintenance and disposal of satellites.
The second Metop satellite was launched yesterday, 17 September 2012 from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, atop a Russian Soyuz launcher,
On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing.
Germany has had a long tradition in the area of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, subsidence).
From 24-26 April, the UN-SPIDER Programme carried out its Fifth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology.
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