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Annual Report of International Charter Space and Major Disasters published

Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its 2012 Annual Report describing the Charter's activities throughout 2012. The International Charter is a mechanism by Space agencies worldwide to provide for disasters and emergencies. The Charter was activated 40 times for disasters in 27 countries in 2012.


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Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:40




Fri, 10/25/2013

ESA water satellites track triple superstorms in Asia

Wind speed readings from three different typhoons during 10–15 October 2013.

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity


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Tue, 22/10/2013 - 12:46




Tue, 10/22/2013

SPOT Vegetation: New portal for free satellite data

The portal makes available all VEGETATION products older than three months

The research organisation VITO has launched a new portal that makes accessible SPOT Vegetation data: All VEGETATION products older than three months are available free of charge.


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Wed, 16/10/2013 - 14:25
Wed, 10/16/2013

ESA: Gravity mapping satellite is nearing end of mission

The Moho and lithosphere for the northeast Atlantic captured by GOCE data.

ESA's Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission will end this year. It has begun its decent towards Earth and will be reentering our atmosphere probably in mid-October. Having nearly tripled its planned lifetime, this Gravity field and steady-state mission has successfully mapped variations in Earth’s gravity with extreme detail.


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Fri, 11/10/2013 - 12:33
Fri, 10/11/2013

ESA: Making satellite flood maps easily available

ESA's Fully Automated Aqua Processing Service (FAAPS)

The European Space Agency ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. In a disaster flood situation, ground and airborne sensors often reach their limits due bad weather, cloud covers or inaccessible terrain.


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Mon, 07/10/2013 - 08:20
Mon, 10/07/2013

New Landsat data released for free access

New Landsat data, including Landsat-8, are now available free of charge

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access, as ESA reported.


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Wed, 11/09/2013 - 12:39
Wed, 09/11/2013

Pollution: Using satellite data to monitor air quality

Earth observation satellites provide consistent data on atmospheric composition

With the goal of improving air quality monitoring and emission inventories, ESA’s GlobEmission project uses


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Fri, 23/08/2013 - 15:11
Fri, 08/23/2013

BEAM raster toolbox (ESA)

BEAT Basic Envisat Atmospheric Toolbox (ESA)


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