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German satellite could help Chile predict natural disasters

A conference of geological and scientific experts met in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas last week to discuss using the TerraSAR-X satellite system to assist Chile in predicting volcanic eruptions. The satellite, which has been in orbit for nearly a year, could provide Chile with significantly advanced warning of volcanic activity and tsunamis.

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Volcanic eruption in Chile

The crater of the Chilean volcano Puyehue displays a striking, circular outline in this image from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) TerraSAR-X satellite – so this was not the culprit when a volcano in the southern Andes erupted on 4 June 2011.

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The SPIDER Global Thematic Partnership active in the 3rd Global Platform session

The SPIDER Global Thematic Partnership (SPIDER GTP) which was launched in 2009 was again present in the 3rd Session of the Global Platform, which was organized and conducted by the United Nations International Strategy for

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IT-supported management of mass casualty incidents: the e-Triage project

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Anton Donner and Javier Mulero Chaves

DLR, Institute of Communications and Navigation, Weßling/Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

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The World Health Organization (WHO) gives the following definitions of disasters and emergencies:

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The DLR Center for Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI): Current status and considerations for the future

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Harald Mehl, Head of Unit - Civil Crisis Information and Geo Risk, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Stefan Voigt, Senior Researcher / Teamleader "Humanitarian Relief & Civil Security", German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Natural Disaster in Japan Emphasises Need for International Networking Among Geo Experts

Up-to-date geodata is essential if rescue services are to reach the

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Training for use of Disaster Management Tool (DMT) at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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DLR releases satellite images of Japanese disaster area

After the severe earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ was activated on the morning of the 11 March 2011. All participating institutions were asked to provide satellite imagery of the affected area.

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Satellite-Based Crisis Information and Risk Assessment: Contributions Following the Earthquake in W. Sumatra and the Mentawai Tsunami

Satellite imagery may serve as a source of information in all phases throughout the

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:37

January 2011

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