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China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite launched

200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4

The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil, CBERS (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite), was launched at 03:26 UTC on Sunday 7 December 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
Mar, 09/12/2014 - 11:37
latitude: 
37.8706
longitude: 
112.549

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2014 (Munich and web-based)

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Date: 
25/11/2014 - 26/11/2014
Lieu: 
DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany
Pays d’Accueil: 
Germany
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR, EC-DG ENTR, ITHACA, AIT/Jaxa, EC-JRC, SERTIT, OOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, World Bank

 

Franco-Haitian convention on satellite-based environmental monitoring signed

Haiti and the Greater Antilles

On 17 November 2014, the Convention on Satellite-based Environmental Monitoring in Haiti (SEAS-Haiti) was signed by representatives of France and of Haiti.

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Publishing Date: 
Jeu, 20/11/2014 - 09:16
latitude: 
18.9712
longitude: 
-72.2852

USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), composed on current and accurate three-dimensional m

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Publishing Date: 
Jeu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11
latitude: 
37.4565
longitude: 
-122.171

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2014 (Munich)

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Date: 
20/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
Lieu: 
DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany
Pays d’Accueil: 
Germany
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Participating Organizations: SERTIT, ITHACA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, DLR-ZKI, EC-DG ENTR, DLR-ZKI

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2013 (Washington)

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Date: 
10/10/2013 - 11/10/2013
Lieu: 
ICF Conference Center, Fairfax, Washington DC, USA
Pays d’Accueil: 
United States of America
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Participating Organizations: JAXA, PDC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, NASA, ITHACA, EC-JRC, DLR-ZKI, GWU

 

Meeting Summary

The meeting covered following topics:

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2013 (Torino)

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Date: 
22/04/2013 - 23/04/2013
Lieu: 
ITHACA, Torino, Italy
Pays d’Accueil: 
Italy
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, EC-JRC, EC-ECHO, EC-ENTR, DFO, ITHACA, JAXA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS/EROS

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2012 (Geneva)

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Date: 
15/10/2012 - 16/10/2012
Lieu: 
Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva, Switzerland
Pays d’Accueil: 
Switzerland
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, GEO, ITHACA, JRC, NASA, National Geomatics Center of China, OGC, SERVIR, UNOSAT, USGS

 

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2012 (Ispra)

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Date: 
16/04/2012 - 17/04/2012
Lieu: 
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Pays d’Accueil: 
Italy
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Meeting Summary

This was the initial meeting where the IWG-SEM was founded. Its official name "International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping" and acronym were agreed.

Enhancing technical and procedural cooperation in satellite-based emergency mapping at global scale

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Date: 
19/09/2011 - 20/09/2011
Lieu: 
Schloss Hohenkammer, near Munich, Germany
Pays d’Accueil: 
Germany
Langue de l’événement: 
English

Background

Over the last decade, the use of Earth Observation satellites to support disaster and emergency relief has significantly increased.