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Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China

Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China. Image: Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China

The Ministry of Emergency Management of the People's Republic of China (MEM) is the ministry of the State Council that's responsible for emergency management, work safety, and emergency rescue.

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New Chinese satellites will support country’s disaster management

This cropped, false-colour image captured with Sentinel-2A on 18 November 2016, depicts northwestern China. Since the 1960s, the Tian Shan glaciers have lost a quarter of their ice mass and scientists estimate that they will shrink by half until 2050. The melting process of glaciers pose threats to communities living downstream. Image: ESA.

After completing in-orbit tests, China officially put two new Earth observation satellites into operation on 21 March.

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Mon, 08/04/2019 - 09:20

China launches new satellite to forecast and monitor marine disasters

China launched a new satellite on 7 September which aims to assist in the forecasting and monitoring of marine disasters. 

The HY-1C satellite was put into orbit via a Long March-2C rocket which lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China.

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Wed, 12/09/2018 - 10:25

UN-SPIDER Updates June 2018

China launches satellites for disaster warning and emergency response

Images via a Gaofen satellite which monitored a landslide in Guizhou, China, in September 2017. Image: Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RADI/CAS)

China launched three Gaofen-1 Earth observation satellites on 31 March. These high-

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Mon, 16/04/2018 - 09:46

National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

The partnership between Brazil and China has their own image catalog of remotely-sensed data which lets you download free satellite imagery using the INPE Image Catalog.

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Humid Dust Storm over Taklimakan Desert, People’s Republic of China.

On the 1st of August, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

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Sat, 06/08/2016 - 03:54

Typhoon Nida is bringing heavy weather into Hong Kong, PRC

Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Commerce

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United-States, a tropical

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Wed, 03/08/2016 - 08:25

Flood occuring around the Yangtze River, China

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland. 28th July 2016
Several regions in the People's Republic of China (PRC) have experienced extreme floods in the last months. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), floods during the summer of 2016 are reaching or surpassing historical peaks. 
 

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Fri, 29/07/2016 - 23:53

Typhoon Nepartak affecting Taiwan (POC)

Nepartak Typhoon. Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.

A super-typhoon called Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan (POC) in the morning of the 7th of July 2016. According to the Taiwan’s Central News Agency, at least 69 people were injured.  The

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Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:18

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