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2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15) launched

GAR15 provides a review of 10 years of disaster risk reduction

The 2015 Global Assessment Report on

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United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution on Global Geospatial Information Management

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Delegates in the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a consensus resolution last week, by which they addressed global geospatial information management.

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UNITAR offers e-tutorial for Post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework

The e-tutorial is designed for delegates and experts participating in the preparatory process of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has developed a free e-tutorial on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

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New version of GRASS GIS available now

GRASS GIS Software (Image: GRASS Development Team)

The GRASS GIS Development team has announced the release of the new major version GRASS GIS 7.0.0.

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NASA releases first global rainfall and snowfall map

Global precipitation map (Image: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

NASA’s Global

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United Nations University and German Aerospace Center strengthen collaboration

DLR and the United Nations University agreed on closer cooperation

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the United Nations University (UNU) have agreed to continue to strengthen their cooperation. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, and Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector of UNU in Europe and Director of UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, signed an agreement to this effect on 23 February 2015.

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New satellite can capture entire dayside Earth

Earth from Space (Image:NASA)

The first satellite capable of watching the entire diurnal side of Earth continuously, DSCOVR, was launched into space earlier this month.

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Mon, 23/02/2015 - 14:14

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ESA: Biomass satellite to be launched in 2020

Biomass (Image: ESA)

Last week, Member States of the European Space Agency ESA decided a new biomass

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Systematic observation for Climate Change Adaptation: Joint GCOS-IPCC-UNFCCC workshop

Representatives of Member States, UNFCCC bodies, GCOS, IPCC and various UN agencies discussed systematic observations

From 10 to 12 February 2015, international experts and representatives of Member States gathered in Bonn, Germany, for a workshop on systematic observations for climate change adaptation.

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Esri launches open data website

ArcGIS Open Data provides access to open datasets around the world

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provider Esri announced the launch of their new website ArcGIS Open Data providing access to open datasets around the world including direct access to thousands of open government datasets. 

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