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Skybox publishes first high-resolution Video of Earth from Space

The video shows selected HD-quality clips.

The private satellite company Skybox published on Friday, 27 December 2013, the first images of their remote sensing satellite SkySat-1 on their website.

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Mon, 30/12/2013 - 09:09

Costs of Disasters: Swiss Re estimates an annual Loss of 130 Billion USD

Swiss Re estimates losses from disasters to amount to 130 billion USD in 2013.

The reinsurance company Swiss Re estimates the loss created by disasters worldwide in 2013 to amount to 130 billion USD.

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Wed, 25/12/2013 - 08:00

UN designates Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Han Seung-soo was appointed Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water.

On 19 December 2013, the United Nations appointed a Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water who will support the United Nations’ work on water related disaster risk reduction.

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 06:49

Asian Disaster Reduction Center publishes Natural Disasters Data Book 2012

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center, one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has published the Natural Disasters Data Book 2012.

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Fri, 20/12/2013 - 14:47

New global map shows probable giant earthquake locations

The map shows the points where giant earthquakes are possible.

International researchers at the Monash University, Australia created a global map showing the points

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 17:06

NASA: App that shows climate change consequences

Pedersen Glacier 1917 and 2005

The impact of climate change on the environment is not always easy to see. Now, with NASA’s Images of Change iPad application, users can get an interactive before-and-after view of the changes.

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Mon, 09/12/2013 - 11:34

Remote Sensing: Global market to rise to 12 billion USD by 2019

The study forecasts the global Remote Sensing market

A new study by BBC Research LLC, has found that the global market for remote sensing technologies will continuously grow and should reach $12.1 billion by 2019, as Spar Point Group reported.

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:20

UN-SPIDER and IFRC present 2013 World Disasters Report

The 2013 edition of the World Disasters Report, with a focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action, was launched on 3

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Wed, 30/10/2013 - 12:02
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Annual Report of International Charter Space and Major Disasters published

Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its

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Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:40
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United Nations celebrate UN Day

Today, on 24 October, the United Nations are observing UN Day. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

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Thu, 24/10/2013 - 11:14