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2017 Global Platform: UN-SPIDER's Engagement in Promoting Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework

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MHEWC Side Event Discusses How to Strengthen Drought Early Warning Systems

UNOOSA teamed up with FAO to host a side event, on behalf of eight additional partners, during the afternoon session of the first day of the Multi-

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Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference Opened in Cancun

The highly anticipated 2017 Multi-

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Early warning systems in focus

The issue of early warning systems in case of extreme weather events is currently being discussed at the 69th Session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council in Geneva, which will run till 17 May.

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Sentinel 2-B sends first images

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After one week in orbit, ESA’s new Sentinel 2-B satellite delivered its first images of Earth. The first acquisition began over the Baltic sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe down to northern Libya. The images were sent to the Matera ground station in Italy, where they have been processed afterwards.
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The Natural Hazards Journal's new issue focuses on multi-scale mapping and exposure information

https://link.springer.com/journal/11069
The Natural Hazards journal of the International Society for the
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Sentinel-2B satellite launched

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On 7 March 2017 ESA launched the new Sentinel-2B satellite from the Kourou spatial station in French Guyana as a twin to the Sentinel-2A which has been in orbit since June 2015.

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NASA’s next-generation satellite sends first images to Earth

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GOES-16 is the first spacecraft of NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) next-generation geostationary satellites.  NASA informed on 23 January 2017 that it had sent the first high-resolution images.

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NASA’s Images of change show human impact on Earth

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NASA’s platform Images of Change has added new series of images that show how the mankind has changed the planet. The images were being captured over time and then compared; the changes can be seen clearly. They show e.g. shrinking glaciers, deforestation, urbanization, lake level fluctuations and other phenomenon.

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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, 22-26 May 2017

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May. It is the first time that the Global Platform Session is hosted outside Geneva. There are more than 5,000 participants expected, including policy makers and disaster risk managers.

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