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OECD study: Hyogo Framework boosts funding for disaster risk reduction

Devastation caused by an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005.

A recent study conducted with eleven member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that “all respondents reported that their DRR funding has either sligh

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Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:43

ESA launches cloud research platform for geodata

The SuperSites host data on natural hazards in geologically active regions.

The European Space Agency has launched SuperSites Exploitation Platform (SSEP), a cloud-based geohazards research platform that allows researchers to access geodata for natural hazards in geologica

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Thu, 19/09/2013 - 11:19

Disaster Risk in Cities: Swiss Re publishes Report

"Mind the Risk" ranks cities threatened by disasters

"Mind the Risk: A global ranking of cities under threat from natural disasters" is the title of

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Thu, 19/09/2013 - 10:44

Scientists map Vulnerability to Climate Change

Satellites, such as ESA's Proba-V, can monitor vegetation intactness from space.

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a world map indicated the most and least vulnerable areas to climate change, a

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Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:15

New Landsat data released for free access

New Landsat data, including Landsat-8, are now available free of charge

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access, as ESA reported.

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Wed, 11/09/2013 - 12:39

ROSCOSMOS: International Charter welcomes newest member

On 31 August 2013, the Russian Federal Space Agency ROSCOSMOS formally joined the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, an international mechanism to provide space-based information for

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Mon, 09/09/2013 - 10:02
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Report launch: The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

On 3 September 2013, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying geoinformation to disaster management.

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Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:49

ESA's Earth from Space: Special Edition on International Charter

ESA's Earth from Space web-TV programme has issued a special edition on the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters".

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 16:30

Vegetation monitoring: First global map of vegetation unveiled

First image of vegetation mapping satellite Proba 5

In the beginning of June, the first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V ha

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Thu, 18/07/2013 - 07:43
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Climate Change: Wildfires may contribute to global warming

Wild fires in Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory

The carbonaceous particles rising high into the air in the context of wildfires significantly degrade air quality, damage human and wildlife health, and interact with sunlight to affect climate

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34
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