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Secretary Salazar Charts Future For Landsat Satellite Program

The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced plans to make the Department of the Interior the permanent manager of the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites.

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Fri, 25/03/2011 - 10:29

A new World Earthquake Intensity Map is available

On 15 March 2011, a new World Earthquake Intensity Map on an equal-population map was created.

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Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:39

Remote Sensing Based Post-Disaster Damage Mapping

By spatially extensive events, ground-based mapping is too slow, typically hindered by disaster-related site access difficulties, or too dangerous as in the case of potential radioactive contaminat

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Wed, 23/03/2011 - 10:32

Lessons to Learn From a Tsunami Early Warning System That Worked

Many countries in the world are vulnerable to teletsunamis, or trans-ocean tsunamis.

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Tue, 22/03/2011 - 12:50

Volcanic Crisis Management and Mitigation Strategies

Natural phenomena such as earthquakes, mud floods, landslides, volcanic eruption or industrial accidents may cause huge disasters.

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Tue, 22/03/2011 - 12:24

Optimizing Tsunami Evacuation Plans Through the Use of Damage Scenarios

Civil protection authorities need guidance in order to establish comprehensive emergency plans for tsunami-prone communities.

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Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:25

Astrium GEO-Information Services makes its satellite imagery experts available to the international community

Astrium GEO-Information Services is the sole distributor of the Formosat-2 satellite’s imagery.

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Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:12

UN-backed tsunami warning exercise for Caribbean to be held next week

Thirty-three countries will participate next week in the Caribbean region’s first full-scale tsunami warning exercise as part of United Nations-backed efforts to test and strengthen the regio

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Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:56

International ICT - disaster response agreement

Days before the devastating earthquake and tsunamis hit Japan, the United Nations and GVF, U, the non-profit association of the global satellite industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fa

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Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:52

Satellites may improve flood warnings

Scientists are trialling the use of satellites to improve early warning systems but local weather watchers warn they won't prevent a repeat of the devastating floods that claimed lives last month.

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Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:13