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Floods in Europe

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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.

Pre-Flood Soil Moisture:

ESA's SMOS satellite captured the extremely high soil moisture levels monitored previous to the floods on 31 May and 2 June 2013.

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Link compilation: Satellite images for Floods in Europe

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Floods in Central Europe

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FL-2013-000068-DEU

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Central Europe

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02/06/2013
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Europe: Satellite measures pre-flood record soil moisture

Soil moisture from SMOS

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 undetermined extent. In order to better prepare for such floods in the future, satellites such as ESA's SMOS could help to improve the accuracy of flood prediction by measuring the soil moisture.

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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 15:17

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Fri, 06/07/2013

Germany: International Charter activated for Floods

Floods in Saxony in 2008

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. Torrential rainfall in the South of Germany had caused rapid increase of river levels over the weekend.

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Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:08

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Mon, 06/03/2013

Satellite Images for Emergencies: DLR to chair International Charter

DLR Space Administration

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'.

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Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:02

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Tue, 04/16/2013

German Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information launches regular operations

From the research stage to full operation – The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) is now on call around the clock. This service facility established in 2004 provides up-to-the minute satellite-based maps for activities related to natural and environmental disasters, humanitarian aid, and civil security worldwide.

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Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:40

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Fri, 01/25/2013

New technology for maintenance and de-orbiting of satellites

Astrium is preparing a new technology mission for the maintenance and disposal of satellites. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Space Administration announced that Astrium (Friedrichshafen) will be prime contractor for the definition phase of the DEOS (German orbital servicing mission) project.

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Fri, 21/09/2012 - 11:00

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Fri, 09/21/2012

MetOp-B weather satellite is launched

The second Metop satellite was launched yesterday, 17 September 2012 from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, atop a Russian Soyuz launcher, as planned.

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Tue, 18/09/2012 - 13:25

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Tue, 09/18/2012

TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

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. In its fifth year in space TerraSAR-X has served its planned life-span, but is expected to continue functioning for several years. "TerraSAR-X has now been operating almost flawlessly for five years.

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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Enhancing links with BGR in Hannover, Germany

Germany has had a long tradition in the area of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, subsidence). The Royal Prussian Geological Survey was established in 1873, and by 1975 the Survey was transformed into the Federal Institute for Geo-Sciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR). Over the decades, BGR has provided technical advisory support to many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America regarding risks related to geological hazards.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 15:19
Wed, 05/02/2012

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UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop successfully concluded

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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Fri, 27/04/2012 - 11:23

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