The risk of natural disasters can be reduced by understanding our environment and the fundamental forces that shape it. Earth-observing satellites can provide vital information to mitigate and prepare for disasters.
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The German Space Agency (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are organizing the 32nd International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012) jointly with the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), from 22 to 27 July 2012.
A two day conference held in Bucharest, Romania last week showed the immense benefits and economic potential of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES) for the region. The conference "GMES: News Opportunities for Eastern Europe" showcased how the GMES
On 8 April the ESAsatellite Envisat stopped sending signals just weeks after its tenth year in orbit was celebrated. Over the past weeks ESA had attempted rigorously to reestablish communication and regain control over Enivsat.
A study released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on 7 April 2012 states that almost 60% of the 450 urban areas worldwide with a population of at least one million people are exposed to the risk of a natural disaster.