China, the Republic of Korea and Japan decided to form a joint research project to make disaster data and terminology more compatible across the region. Representatives agreed to establish national focal points to support work progress.
Researchers from the Center of Environmental Geography Research (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico designed a software to organize, store and operate geo-referenced data from climate elements: Moclic. The software can calculate bio and agroclimatic indicators, such as humidity, aridity, rain erosion and rainfall concentration thus allowing users to relate them to local crops production figures or disasters.
For ten years the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS) has been providing real-time satellite data from areas where traditional observational data are sparse.
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