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Japan: 2011 Earthquake affected Gravity

GOCE gravity results compared to a model

ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed earlier this month that the great Japanese Earthquake from 2011 caused a tiny change in the local gravity. The satellite mapped Earth's gravity for four years and clearly shows a disturbance after 2011.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:50

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Mon, 12/16/2013

New global agreement on disaster risk expected in 2015

Mayor of Sendai City and UNISDR Chief present the Logo of the Conference

The General Assembly confirmed that the 3rd World Conference on

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:00

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Thu, 12/12/2013

Chernobyl and Fukushima: Joint satellite project to track radiation

The catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima are two world's nuclear disasters

On 26 August 2013, Ukraine and Japan agreed to launch a joint satellite project with the aim of monitoring the regions surrounding Chernobyl and Fukushima, sites of the world's greatest nuclear disasters.

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:23

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Thu, 09/05/2013

Japan: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite sees Japan

Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 08:16

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Tue, 07/30/2013

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Earth. The ISS partner agencies US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Russian Federal Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency stated "The ISS Partners are committed to continuing to share this unique asset in space and the benefits it brings to life on Earth."

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57

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Mon, 07/22/2013

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29

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Fri, 05/24/2013

Tsunamis: GPS could improve early warnings says new study

Tsunami Early Warning improved by GPS measurements

BBC reported on a new German study (Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences) that found that GPS satellite-based positioning could offer detailed information about Tsunami events within minutes of an earthquake occurring.

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Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:38

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Tue, 05/21/2013

Japan: Expansion of navigation satellite system QZSS

Michibiki, the first satellite of the Quasi-zenith Satellite System (QZSS)

Japan is expanding its navigation satellite program to augment GPS navigation signals for users in the Asia-Pacific region, as spaceflightnow.com reported. The expansion of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) will be carried out via a $526 million contract with the company Mitsubishi Electric, which will build three navigation satellites to be launched by the end of 2017.

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Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:12

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Mon, 04/08/2013

Japan: The world's first satellite communications helicopter

Sakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, Japan, seen from space

This will significantly enhance the crisis

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06

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Thu, 04/04/2013

Disaster Management: Europe and Japan join forces

In a recent press release the European Commission announced that Europe and Japan are forging a closer cooperation in

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Thu, 28/03/2013 - 11:27

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Thu, 03/28/2013

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