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DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer to be sent to the ISS at the end of 2016

Images of the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing will be soon expanded by the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (Image: NASA).
In November 2016, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will install its Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) at the International Space Station (ISS). The spectrometer will be used to monitor natural hazards such as fires, floods, and droughts through the scan of multiple bands of
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Science for future peace and development

On 10 November, UNESCO and the world celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 (Image:Creative Commons).

On 10 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015, launching the 2015 UNESCO World Science Report.

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German research cooperation looking behind Indonesia’s haze

The highlighted section shows additional fire hot spots under the Indonesian haze, using satellite imagery of TET-1 (Image: DLR).

So far, more than two million hectares of Indonesian forest area have been lost due to the forest fires that broke out on 21 June 2015. The National Space and Aviation Agency of Indonesia (LAPAN) expects losses to grow, as large forest areas and peat lands, especially in Kalimantan and Sumatra, are still affected by fires.   

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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific

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Adaptation in agriculture to climatic variability and change

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The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC in collaboration with the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA” show the paper called: "Using satellite images to identify areas affected by drought" at the international seminar: ADAPTATION AGRICULTURAL SECTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY, which includes the participation of international speake

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Research and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Cundinamarca (Colombia)

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Satellite technology to combat droughts in India

During drought even drinking water can become scarce in Maharashtra (Image: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The state government of India is using satellite technology to keep an eye on the progress of water conversation schemes across more than 30,000 sites of Jalyukta Shivar Scheme in Maharashtra. 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship programme of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.

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US might face super-droughts in the future

The south-west of the United States could face severe droughts in the future, scientists found

Scientists of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, have found that the south-west and the central plains of the United States of America could face super-droughts in the future. 

The study published in the journal Science Advances compares earlier droughts with climate simulations for the coming decades. The team reconstructed past climate conditions and compared these with 17 climate models and soil moisture assessments.

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NASA: GRACE-based Drought Maps for the American Southwest

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Recent data by the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center show that the Southwest of the US has been affected by droughts for 11 of the past 14 years and that in 2014 the worst levels of drought has been registered in California.

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El Salvador: UN-SPIDER and partners conduct Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems

Participants of the Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems in El Salvador

On 31 March and 1 April 2014, UN-SPIDER, the Central American Coordination Centre for Natural

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Iraq: Plans for satellite for environmental monitoring

Desertification affects 80 percent of arable land in Iraq

Iraq is planning the launch of a satellite at the end of the year to better manage water crises, as the newspaper Almonitor reported. The launch is part of a scientific project to monitor desertification and water shortages in the country.

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