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Satellite technology improves tracking of hurricane wind speed

Image of Hurricane Joaquin over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda taken by GOES East on October 5, 2015.

A new satellite remote sensing technique has been proven effective in measuring ocean wind speed in order to better track hurricanes and cyclones. This technique uses GPS technology to send signals to Earth’s surface and gather data via Global Navigation Satellite Systems-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) and is expected to lead to better forecasts in the future.

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Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:11

ISRO to support Indian state of Uttarakhand with satellite-based forecasting and monitoring

Floods in Uttarakhand, India, in 2013.

The Indian state of Uttarakhand has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on 15 February. This understanding gives the Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC) access to the satellite imagery data produced by ISRO to put to use in forecasting potential issues for better disaster management and monitoring weather conditions.

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Thu, 22/02/2018 - 16:13

Space Forum

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Space Forum is a conference based on the impact of space technologies on the earth’s businesses.

It gathers European Space Clusters & Tech Valley representatives, Space business angels, satellites operators, satellite industry suppliers etc. and gives the opportunity to discuss different key topics including: financing, technology, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, exploration, the conquest of space as well as space mining.

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15/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

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Tue, 15/05/2018

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European Convention Center Luxembourg

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Luxembourg

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  • Luxembourg

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Geo-Information in Disaster Situations - 8th Edition

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The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters in the past few years have had severe consequences in terms of human lives that were impacted, but also in terms of structural damage and economic losses. In years to come, extreme events will no longer be exceptions; therefore, it is essential for sovereign territories in the Caribbean region to strengthen both their preparedness and response capacities to efficiently cope with future disaster events.

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05/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

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Sun, 31/12/2017

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International Environment House

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Geneva

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  • Switzerland

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United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT).

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The event is organised in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

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Vital view from space

Screenshot of the video from DW. Tomorrow today section. Courtesy of DW Germany’s Public international broadcaster.

Radar Satellite images offer precise 3D pictures of earth. The Crises Control Team of the German Aerospace Center puts together radar imagery on natural disasters like floods or earthquakes. This information is essential for emergency services to know where people are in danger or where help is required. To watch the complete video click here

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Wed, 19/10/2016 - 00:46

China launches new satellite Yaogan 28 for monitoring disaster relief

On November 8, China launched satellite Yaogan 28 from the Taiyuan space center in Shanxi Province (Image: Google).

On November 8, China launched the remote sensing satellite Yaogan 28 from the Taiyuan space center in the Shanxi Province, located in northern China. As the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, the government-owned satellite “will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.” 

Yaogan 28 was launched on November 8 at 3:06 p.m., Beijing time. After the liftoff on a 150-foot-tall Long March 4B rocket, Yaogan 28 is now orbiting Earth at an elevation of 290 miles. 

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Tue, 10/11/2015 - 14:31

International Charter activated for floods in Iraq and dam collapse in Brazil

On 5 November 2015 a dam collapsed near Bento Rodrigues, spilling liquid waste into the city (Image:Google).

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated to provide satellite-based emergency maps to local authorities in charge of response operations after torrential rain and floods affected eastern Iraq on 5 November 2015. The request for activation was elevated to the Charter by USGS on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Technology. 

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Mon, 09/11/2015 - 15:04

Space for Climate Exhibition at the Champs-Elysées in Paris

These days, the Champs-Elysées in Paris hosts a Climate Cube (Image: ESA).

These days, the Champs-Elysées in Paris hosts a Climate Cube presenting information on the contribution of space for studying climate change, right before the upcoming COP21 climate change conference in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

The Climate Cube presents a high-resolution satellite image of Paris and surroundings, screens display a series of videos on space and climate and other screens give an overview of European satellite missions measuring the ‘essential climate variables’. 

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Tue, 27/10/2015 - 14:09

International Academy of Astronautics promulgates Heads of Space Agencies Summit Declaration 2015

Space agency leaders strengthen the use of satellite applications in climate change and disaster management (Image: NASA).

On 17-18 September 2015 heads of space agencies gathered for the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Heads of Space Agencies Summit in Mexico City to discuss the role of satellite applications in climate change and disaster management. Space agency leaders confirmed their commitment to strengthen the role of space in the field of climate change and disaster management by formulating the Summit Declaration: 

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Thu, 22/10/2015 - 14:17

Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future

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Climate observations are essential for understanding the complexities of the global climate system; indeed virtually all breakthroughs that have been made in understanding climate have come from observations. Observations provide critical benchmarks for testing and further developing our predictive capability through models.

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02/03/2016 to 04/03/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 15/02/2016

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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Trippenhuis at Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

Venue Country: 

  • Netherlands

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GCOS
ICSU
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WMO

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ESA
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