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ISS: Developing a multi-user system for Earth Sensing

MUSES will be the first commercial Earth-sensing platform on ISS.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its partner Teledyne Brown Engineering signed an agreement on 1 October 2013 to develop an instrument for the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), whic

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Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:21
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ESA: Making satellite flood maps easily available

ESA's Fully Automated Aqua Processing Service (FAAPS)

The European Space Agency ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet.

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Mon, 07/10/2013 - 08:20

UNISDR issues third call for abstracts for GAR15

Flood-affected village in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan, in 2007.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is issuing a Third Call for Abstracts as part of the development of the

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Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:02

Google: Mapping climate change in Google Earth

The map depicts climate change-induced migration.

MyReadingMapped is a website providing interactive maps on historic events and other interesting facts using Google Earth, for example 

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Mon, 30/09/2013 - 11:00

European Telecommunications Standards Institute issues call for experts

ETSI is recruiting experts

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is recruiting experts for two Specialist Task Forces (STFs) which will support the standardization work of the working group SatEC.

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Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:54

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