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South Korea: International Charter activated for severe snowfall

True color image of heavy snowfall in South Korea

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated today, following the request from the National Institute for

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:51

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Mon, 02/10/2014

South Korea develops new GIS-based weather model to forecast disasters

More than 70,000 people were killed by natural disasters annually

Recognizing how important it is to find innovative solutions to save lives and reduce economic losses, researchers from the High Impact Weather Research Centre (HIWRC) at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wonju National University have developed a new device which could soon predict natural disasters before they even hit.

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Fri, 15/11/2013 - 15:42

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Fri, 11/15/2013

South Korea: Earth Observation Satellite to be launched in August

Seoul, South Korea seen from space

On August 2013, a Russian rocket will launch South Korea’s latest multipurpose Arirang-5 satellite, Seoul's science ministry said last week.

The Russian news agency RiaNovosti reported: "The rocket will blast off from the Yasny launch center in the Orenburg Region in the south Urals. A backup launch date has been set for August 23, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said.

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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:51

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Thu, 06/06/2013

Korean satellite to aid disaster efforts

South Korea’s space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

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Fri, 15/07/2011 - 12:02

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