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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

In times of dwindling resources, disaster risk reduction is an easy win

A new report from the United Nations confirms what governments already hear but are slow to believe: that disciplined public sector involvement in “disaster risk reduction” can signific

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Wed, 16/03/2011 - 10:10

Micro-satellites for Emergency Monitoring and Response

A new 400kg mini-satellite with small-size high resolution radar onboard will appear on orbit in 2013 which will open new possibilities for operational detailed imagery of emergency situations.

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Tue, 15/03/2011 - 11:18

Surrey Satellite takes the small route to the high ground

Micro-satellites specialist Surrey Satellite Technology hopes soon to be preparing for launch of a new synthetic aperture radar payload that could bring a dramatic new capability to its Earth obser

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Wed, 09/03/2011 - 15:18

United Kingdom: Satellite Applications: E-Health

Satellites are playing an increasing role in the support of health and welfare on Earth.

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Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:27

Geospatial Efficiency - Where Does it Begin?

Efficiency is expected where sustainable development takes place. How efficiency is measured may vary though, particularly where non-tangible benefits arise. Ms Yvonne O.

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Fri, 04/03/2011 - 12:00

UN to establish entity on Global Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations is to bring together the world’s national mapping agencies and other geospatial organisations to develop a streamlined and integrated framework that would support global ge

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Fri, 04/03/2011 - 11:55

Satellite applications: e-health

Satellites are playing an increasing role in the support of health and welfare on Earth.

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:06