UN-SPIDER, together with representatives of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Commission (EC), SERTIT, ITHACA and the US Geological Survey (USGS), participated in a meeting of the International Working Group on Satellite-based
A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.
The European Earth observation programme Copernicus has launched the Copernicus Masters competition. It will give recognition to outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts that utilise Earth observation data for commercial purposes and socially relevant projects.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its 2012 Annual Report describing the Charter's activities throughout 2012. The International Charter is a mechanism by Space agencies worldwide to provide for disasters and emergencies. The Charter was activated 40 times for disasters in 27 countries in 2012.
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), which will be mounted on the International Space Station (ISS).
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The Alert4All project, in short A4A, stands to significantly improve the effectiveness of alert communications systems in the EU, enhancing operations, enabling cooperation and fostering best practices. It will help authorities to alert citizens in crisis situations and significantly raise the number of citizens at risk reached by alert messages. This harmonised European system could play an inestimable role in limiting the negative consequences of a disaster.