climate change

SMOS: Measuring seawater salinity from space

Sea-surface salinity and ocean circulation

Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.

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Wed, 31/12/2014 - 08:37

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation – Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk

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51

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7

Date: 

26/05/2015 to 28/05/2015

Venue City: 

Bonn

Venue: 

UN Campus Bonn

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the support of Secure World Foundation, the City of Bonn, and Digital Globe

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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in 2014

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Data application of the month: Land Cover
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New database on climatic conditions launched

ESOK is an entry point to millions of climate-related records

The National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan, Province of China, launched a new database on climatic conditions. The Earth Science Observation Knowledgebase (ESOK) includes 10.44 million records on atmosphere, hydrology, ocean currents, tectonics and space.

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Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:30

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25

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Thu, 10/30/2014

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Climate Symposium 2014

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Satellite observations are a key element in an integrated and sustained climate observing system and have been critically important for monitoring and understanding the Earth’s climate system during the past several decades.

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50

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9

Date: 

13/10/2014 to 17/10/2014

Venue: 

Darmstadtium Science and Congress Centre

Venue City: 

Darmstadt

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

WCRP, EUMETSAT

Co-organisers: 

European Commission, ESA, City of Darmstadt, CNES

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Small Island Developing States: Strengthening partnerships for disaster risk management

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is currently being held in Samoa. The goal of the four-day conference which will conclude today, is to focus attention on Small Island Developing States - a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

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Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:58

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-14

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-172
Thu, 09/04/2014

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ICIMOD: Closer collaboration with Nepal Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Much of ICIMOD’s research focuses on the science of climate change&adaptation

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) of Nepal.

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Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:54

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28

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47th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

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The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders from around the world to connect with colleagues, broaden their knowledge base, and embrace the joy of science.

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38

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Date: 

15/12/2014 to 19/12/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 06/08/2014

Venue: 

Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA 94103

Venue City: 

San Francisco

Event Organisers: 

AGU (American Geophysical Union),

Co-organisers: 

Florida Institute of Technology, NASA Langley Research Center, Georgia Tech, Winthrop University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Delaware, USDA, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Montana, City College of New York.

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E-tutorial on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

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The new DRR Framework for Action to be adopted in March 2015 will be the outcome of a process unfolding over two years including a variety of stakeholders and several on-line, regional and thematic consultations.

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Date: 

30/04/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 13/03/2015

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Language of event: 

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UN-SPIDER organizes pre-event to AMCDRR

The pre-conference event highlighted the usefulness of space technologies

UN-SPIDER and World Bank's Global Facility for

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UN-SPIDER pre-conference event at sixth AMCDRR

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Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:33

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14

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101
Mon, 06/23/2014

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0

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