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Satellite technology to combat droughts in India

During drought even drinking water can become scarce in Maharashtra (Image: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The state government of India is using satellite technology to keep an eye on the progress of water conversation schemes across more than 30,000 sites of Jalyukta Shivar Scheme in Maharashtra. 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship programme of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.

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Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:13

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NASA Soil Moisture Mission to predict natural hazards

High-resolution global soil moisture map from SMAP (Image: NASA)

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission has begun science operations. SMAP investigates global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed. This information help scientist understand links among Earth’s water, energy and carbon cycles. In addition, map global soil moisture can help to monitor and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts.

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Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:09

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Cuba promotes use of satellite remote scanning and detecting

Cuba from space (Image: NASA)

At the Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, the country presented “A Look to the Outer Space” which promotes the use of satellite remote scanning and detecting to be used for the country”s economy.

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Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:12

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ESA International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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The 10-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business.

Hosted by the University of Barcelona at the four-star Hotel Alimara, the Summer School is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger.

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31/08/2015 to 10/09/2015

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Barcelona

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  • Spain

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The ESA International Summer School is taking place in conjunction with the GNSS Summer School of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and is organised by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in cooperation with Stanford University in the US, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace in France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and University FAF Munich in Germany. 

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.

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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

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Sharing data to improve soil research in Canada

Spaced based data about the consistency of soil can help farmers make better decisions (Image: USDA-NRCS)

NASA is working together with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and its real-time In-situ Soil Monitoring for Agriculture network (RISMA) to improve and prepare information about the consistency of soil.

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:58

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ICIMOD provides resources and expertise to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

ICIMOD supports relief operations in destroyed areas (Image:Hilmi Hacaloğlu)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD), formed a team of GIS and remote sensing experts to support relief efforts after the 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:44

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Satellite Data shows Nepal earthquake displacement

Nepal Earthquake Displacement (Image: DLR)

An image based on satellite data from the European Sentinel-1A satellite shows how and where the land uplifted and sank from the 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Mon, 04/05/2015 - 14:11

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Mapping global forests in unprecedented detail

Forest cover in South America viewed on the Geo-Wiki platform (Image: IIASA/Geo-Wiki/Google Earth)

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Geo-Wiki team have produced new global forest maps combining citizen science with different data sources.

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Tue, 07/04/2015 - 07:47

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ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications

Floods in China in 2013 captured by the Indian Radarsat satellite
Technical advisory service provided to the National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia in 2013

The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region of the world. It continually faces multiple shocks, transcending geographical boundaries and endangering communities and livelihoods.

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