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NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level. The Soil Moisture Active Passive SMAP satellite mission to be launched in October 2014 as part of NASA’s fall launch schedule will collect local data agriculture and water managers needed globally.

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IGAC: Studying Flooding and Droughts as baseline in Agroclimatic Risks

Structure model developed for Landsat TM
CAIN, Automatic classification of flood areas using normalized water index

CIAF, the “Research and Investigation Centre Remote Sensing Group and Geographic Applications” of UN-SPIDER's Colombia Regional Support Office IGAC, has developed a model to correct and process satellite imag

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GRACE satellite shows groundwater loss in US

Map of the groundwater deficit based on GRACE data

In a new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, several maps combining data from the satellites of NASA's Gravity

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Kenya National Drought Management Authority

Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is mandated to provide leadership and coordination of Kenya’s effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to climate change. The Legal Notice gives the NDMA the mandate to establish mechanisms which ensure that drought does not result in emergencies and that the impacts of climate change are sufficiently mitigated.

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Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo
More than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe met

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction" in Bonn, Germany from 5 to 6 June 2014.

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UN-SPIDER Bonn Expert Meeting concluded

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UN-SPIDER Updates May 2014

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Tue, 03/06/2014
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GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide hands-on experience with advanced GIS capabilities for water resources modeling.

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Predicting droughts with data from ESA's SMOS satellite

satellite images help to predict drought and crop yield

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was orginally designed to deliver information on water cycles. The satellite is now also being used to predict droughts and to monitor crop yield.

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United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln developed a map, which shows the extended area affected by high temperatures and subsequent droughts in the United States.

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Afghanistan: More support for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Charter activation for floods in Afghanistan, satellite images

The Afghanistan National

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