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Saharan Dust

Aerosol Index, Sahara dust. Image courtesy of Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory, using Suomi NPP OMPS data provided courtesy of Colin Seftor (SSAI)

In mid-June, plumes of dust, coming for northern Africa’s desert, reached the north of Europe.

This phenomenon of dusty-wind has different impacts on other continents, helping fertilizing soils in Latin America, adding sand to the Caribbean beaches or affecting the air quality in Europe,

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Floods affecting Europe and the United-States

Floods in France. Image with courtesy of Philippe Derrien

Massive floods recently affected Europe and the United-States. In the case of the United States, the Integrated Multisatellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) system - using

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NEEDS - The First Conference in North European Emergency and Disaster Studies

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The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of

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Alexander Hall, Bispetorv Annex, Bispetorvet 1-3, DK-1167 Copenhagen K

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Copenhagen

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Changing Disasters, a project financed by the University of Copenhagen 2016 programme for excellent interdisciplinary research

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Seasonal cycle images of Europe to celebrate PROBA-V first operational year

300 m synthesis image composed from observations taken in May 2014

On 16 December 2013, the vegetation monitoring satellite became operational.

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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for

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UN-SPIDER participates in 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The Concluding Meeting of the 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

From 10 to 12 September, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held its Concluding Meeting of the 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum.

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European Drought Observatory (EDO)

The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content).

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Study follows up on EU approach to loss databases

Recording disaster losses: recommendations for a European approach

A new comprehensive study, published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), outlines the path towards a standardized European approach to systematically record and manage

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EEA maps heatwave risks in Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) unveiled on 4 September 2012 an interactive map that shows the heatwave risk for European cities; this and other maps are included in a recently published EEA report entitled “Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe”.

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 12:48

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First image from the latest European weather satellite

Yesterday the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) delivered its first image of the Earth. SEVIRI is an instrument on MSG-3, Europe’s latest weather satellite and third in a series of four satellites introduced in 2002.

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