On Friday, 13 September 2013, the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for the ongoing heavy floods in the US state of Colorado.
After a successful service of 10 years, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired.
Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the firs
For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior a
During the massive forest fire that started in San Diego on 6 June 2013, first responders and broadcasters were supported with full communications infrastructure by mobile satellite antenna systems
According to a group of researchers from the University of California, satellite data give crucial and reliable information for identifying, especially in remote mountainous regions, hotspots for l
On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that
By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.
Mobile 4G LTE provider Oceus Networks has come up with a technology that will enable broadband and communications services between first responders within 72 hours of an emergency or disaster.
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 Ea
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