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176 forecasting stations for monitoring floods in India

Satellite image of floods in the Mandakini River, Northern India, in 2013 (Image: NASA)

The Government of India has established 176 flood forecasting stations across the country which would help to monitor river flooding during monsoons. The stations use information captured by Indian satellites, including near-real time flood inundation maps provided by the National Remote Sensing Centre.

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Fri, 14/08/2015 - 11:28

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Indian Space Research Organization to contribute to urban planning

Calcutta city in India during the night. Satellite imagery can contribute to urban planning. (Image: ESA)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will map 500 cities in September this year. Urban planners' work is to be supported by this information and nearly 50 million people are expected to benefit from the outcome.

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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:57

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IWMI project to enhance flood insurance for India's farmers

Bihar is the most flood prone state in India (Image: NASA)

The International Water Management Institute, UN-SPIDER’s regional Support Office, organised together with the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) a day long workshop in Patna, India, to present a new project on the development of the Index‐Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) on August 1.

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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 11:38

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ICIMOD: SERVIR project's success in combating forest fires

Land cleared for "jhoom", a traditional shifting cultivation in Northeast India (Image: Prashanthns)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO), has developed a programme in order to prevent and manage forest fires through the SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, and in conjunction with the South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE).

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Mon, 03/08/2015 - 10:32

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INSAT-3D, second birthday in orbit

INSAT-3D Satellite in 2013, ready to be launched (Image: ISRO)

The Indian advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D has already completed two years of successful activity after its launch on July 26, 2013.

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Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:49

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Increasing parameter accuracy for monsoon forecasting

Floods caused by monsoon rains in Indian cities (Image: McKay Savage)

The Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Space of the National Remote Sensing Centre, and the Center for Ocean and Atmospheric Prediction Studies (Florida State University), has found a more precise parameter for predicting rainfalls during monsoons.

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Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:40

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ISRO has successfully launched three new Earth observation satellites

The new satellites have been launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India (Image: ISRO)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched on Friday, July 10, three 1 meter resolution optical

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Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:56

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INCOIS to come out with 3D GIS maps to mitigate tsunami effects

The INCOIS team is mapping the coastal and inland areas of Puducherry town (Image: NASA)

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is working on the creation of 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to ease the evacuation of people from vulnerable areas at risk of tsunami or other natural disaster.

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Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:26

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Geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies to monitor pollution of river Ganga

The Bhuvan Ganga web portal provides geospatial data such as flood annual layers (Image: NRSC)

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), carried out by the Government of India, will monitor the pollution of river Ganga using geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies.

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Tue, 30/06/2015 - 16:13

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Upcoming International Workshop and Training with the participation of UN-SPIDER

UNESCO and World Heritage logos (images: UNESCO)

UNESCO Category 2 Centre on World Natural Heritage Management & Training for the Asia-Pacific Region is organizing the “International Workshop and Training on The Role of Natural World Heritage Sites in Disaster Risk Reduction”, which will be held in the headquarters of the Wildlife institute of India, in Dehradun, between the 24th and 28th of August.

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Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:09

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