Japan

United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the University of Tokyo are jointly organizing the Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium that will take place in Nagoya, Japan, from 10 to 13 October 2012.
The Symposium is part of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications in 2012 developed within the framework of the UN General Assembly.

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Date: 

10/10/2012 to 13/10/2012

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 01/06/2012

Venue City: 

Nagoya

Venue: 

Winc Aichi, 4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA, University of Tokyo

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USA: Social media as a disaster management tool

 When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends. That way they could indicate their exact location to family or search parties by just a single tweet or a facebook post. The app "Foursquare" for example allows users to "check in" to specific locations. Twitter's twittermap works similarly showing users' location on Google Maps. Facebook's Places page allow geotagging on Bing Maps.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:18
Mon, 03/19/2012

Google Maps publishes new imagery of Japan's disaster areas

On the anniversary of the japanese earthquake and tsunami Google Maps published new satellite imagery of the affected areas. The GeoEye high-resolution imagery covers the Northeastern coast from Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture down to Hitachi City in Ibaraki Prefecture. The imagery was taken in February and March 2012.

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 13/03/2012 - 12:33
Tue, 03/13/2012

Brazil wants Japanese assistance in disaster prevention

Brazil urged Japan to collaborate in the field of disaster

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:12

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-14

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Mon, 02/06/2012

UN-SPIDER Newsletter May 2011

Issue Date: 

Tue, 24/05/2011
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In this issue:

 

SpaceAid:

  • SpaceAid resource page contributes to information- and data flow after earthquake and tsunami in Japan

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TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster

While reports vary, some estimate the total cost of Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at 25 trillion yen, or 330 billion U.S. dollars, making it the most costly natural disaster on record. This is more than three times the size of the second most expensive natural disaster, also an earthquake, and also in Japan in 1995. More than 26,000 are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. Nearly a quarter of Japan's total geography has been altered.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 02/05/2011 - 12:15

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36

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When Disaster Strikes

When you work with geospatial information, there will be days when all of your scheduled meetings and regular everyday tasks seem insignificant. Your business will be focused in an area that you were not expecting, because every EO company is in the disaster monitoring business. It’s inevitable.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 10:52

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Japanese Space Commitment Still Strong in Wake of Disaster

Japan’s space budget will take a hit as resources are diverted to recovery efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but the Japanese government is determined to maintain most space investment efforts, a top Japanese official said April 13.

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 14/04/2011 - 13:54

March 2011

UN-SPIDER SpaceAid: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 17/03/2011 - 17:48

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