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Japan funds radar replacement in Pakistan

Satallite image of the city of Karachi (Pakistan) on the Arabian Sea (Image: ESA)

The Japanese Government will support the replacement of the Karachi meteorological radar with 1.95 billion Yen (approximately 14.2 million Euros).

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Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:02

SUPARCO: Monitoring floods of Punjab rivers from space

Floods in Pakistan observed by ESA's Envisat satellite in 2010 (Image: ESA)

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan announced that all rivers of Punjab will be monitored by satellites operated by SUPARCO. The aim is to receive updated information of flow of water in rivers and nullahs in order to monitor floods.

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Fri, 26/06/2015 - 08:45

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Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan

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Floods in Pakistan: International Charter activated

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the floods.

Following heavy floods and landslides in Pakistan's Punjab and Kashmir provinces, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite-based disaster maps. The mechanism was triggered by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA.

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Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:44

Pakistan: SUPARCO supports city planning using satellites

Islamabad, Pakistan seen from Space in 2003

The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), which hosts one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, will support the Pakistani Capital Development Authority (CDA) in preventing encroachments in Islamabad and improve urban planning and monitoring in Pakistan's capital.

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 10:52

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SUPARCO and ISA hold joint workshop on space applications for disasters

UN-SPIDER RSO coordinators from Iran and Pakistan at the closing ceremony.
Workshop participants during cultural visit in Tehran.

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Iran (ISA) and Pakistan (SUPARCO) through Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET) jointly held a two week Workshop on Space Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management during 7-19 Septem

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Mon, 30/09/2013 - 09:17

Pakistan: International Charter provides maps for strong earthquake

Damage created by the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, Pakistan

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 24 September 2013 to support emergency responders with satellite-based maps and products.

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Wed, 25/09/2013 - 10:33

Pakistan: International Charter activated for widespread flooding

 Flooding in the Punjab and Sindh Province's of Pakistan

On 22 August 2013, UNITAR/UNOSAT requested the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters to support Pakistan in its

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Thu, 22/08/2013 - 14:36

Pakistan: First National Disaster Management Plan approved

High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Pakistan Floods

Earlier this year, Pakistan has approved its first National Disaster Management Plan. The highly disaster-prone country seeks to improve and build on existing infrastructure in order to support emergency assistance.

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 07:48

UNOOSA/Pakistan Workshop on Space Technologies for Food and Water Security

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) jointly organized the United Nations/Pakistan International Workshop on Integrated Use of Space Technologies for Food and Water Security. The Workshop took place from 11 to 16 March 2013 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:05

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