Earth Observation

International Training programme "Earth observation technologies for earthquake damage and loss assessment"

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Back to back with the upcoming United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for

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17/09/2015 to 22/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 19/07/2015

Venue City: 

Beijing

Venue: 

Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel

Venue Country: 

  • China

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER Beijing office

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Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO) and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

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Free on-line course on satellite remote sensing

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This is a new online course on satellite remote sensing made available by the European Space Agency. The course allows exploring our planet from space and learning how

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10/06/2015

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Wed, 10/06/2015

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European Space Agency

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New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:46

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016

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The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004).

A first announcement has been released, with a deadline for abstract submission on 16 October 2015. All received abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee, notification of acceptance will be provided in early February 2016. Registration to attend the event will be opened in February 2016, after the publication of the preliminary programme.

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09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 01/02/2016

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Prague

Venue Country: 

  • Czech Republic

Event Organisers: 

European Space Agency (ESA)

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

130 international experts convened in Bonn to discuss the benefits of Earth observation for sustainable development (Image: DLR/Timm Bourry)

On 28 May 2015, UNOOSA and its co-organizers, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), successfully concluded the three day United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth observation in Bonn, Germany.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

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Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:03

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IWMI: Training on Earth observation for flood risk mapping

Approximately 30 experts participated in the workshop and training (Image: IWMI)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka, the International Water Management Institute IWMI, conducted a training on "Earth Observation Technologies for Flood-risk Mapping and Forecast Rating Curve for Flood Recession Agriculture in Nigeria".

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Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:19

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United Nations/Austria Symposium 2015 "Integrated Space Technology Applications for Climate Change"

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In the context of peaceful uses of outer space, governments reiterated the need to protect the Earth's environment, and to promote international cooperation on the use of satellite applications for climate change.

The objectives of this Symposium are:

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07/09/2015 to 10/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 29/05/2015

Venue City: 

Graz

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Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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  • Austria

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA

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United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum "Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development"

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The Forum will open with a High Level Panel debate on the role of space science and technology in fostering global development, bringing together decision-makers and experts, and will continue with the four breakout sessions on Space Economy, Space Society, Space Accessibility and Space Diplomacy. The Forum's recommendations and conclusions will be included in the Dubai Declaration to be adopted by the Forum.

Expected outcomes of the Forum include:

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15/11/2015 to 17/11/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 30/09/2015

Venue City: 

Dubai

Venue Country: 

  • United Arab Emirates

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Arab Emirates

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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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Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:13

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Africa starts using the potential of space technology

Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden from the International Space Station (Image: NASA)

In recent years, many African countries have started using the potential and usefulness of space technology more and more, as an article in The Conversation points out. In sub-Saharan Africa, these are mostly Nigeria and South Africa.

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:56

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