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Azerbaijan to use satellite data for seismic monitoring

Caucasus Mountains on the Azerbaijan border, November 9, 2008

The first telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1 will monitor the seismologic situation of Azerbaijan, which is located in a highly seismically active zone.

Azerspace-1, launched in February 2013, covers Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Africa and offers digital broadcasting services, internet access and data transmission for disaster monitoring and communication exchange between the stations of the monitoring system.

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Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:43

UNESCO-IOC: Sharing Sea Level Data for Tsunami Warnings via Satellites

Sea Level Station installed by IOC in December 2013 in Jacmel, Haiti

It is very difficult for a single country to develop a basin-wide tsunami warning system. Therefore, the United Nations plays a major role in coordinating regional tsunami warning systems, and in ensuring that national capacities are strengthened to prepare for and cope with tsunamis.

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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.

CBERS-4 will operate on a sun-synchronous orbit at 778 km altitude with an inclination of 98.504 deg and 100.26-minute orbital period.

CBERS-4 carries four cameras in the payload module, with improved geometrical and radiometric performance: MUXCam, PanMUX, IRS and WFI.

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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 11:37

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

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

 

Meeting Summary

The 2014 autumn meeting was the first IWG-SEM meeting, which was organized as a combination of a physical and web-based conference. 18 participants joined the meeting in person or via web-video-conference and telephone chat.

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25/12/2014

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Thu, 04/12/2014

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DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany

Franco-Haitian convention on satellite-based environmental monitoring signed

Satellite image of 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.

At the agreement's core is the implementation of a technological platform for sustainable environmental management in Haiti and the Caribbean, using satellite imagery for research, training, innovation and sustainable development.

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Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:16

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 mapping data finalized to replace outdated and inconsistent data.The USGS hosted a briefing in Washington on 25 July 2014 to discuss 3DEP and its benefits in more detail, demonstrating how the programme is being used nationwide and what it aims to accomplish.

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2014 (Munich)

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

 

Meeting Summary

The meeting opens with a welcome address from Guenter Strunz, head of the Geo-Risks and Civil Security department of the DLR Earth Observation Center which kindly hosts the IWG-SEM meeting. IWG-SEM chairman thanks DLR for their hospitality and the logistic organization.

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20/05/2014 to 21/05/2014

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DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany

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IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2013 (Washington)

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

 

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10/10/2013 to 11/10/2013

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ICF Conference Center, Fairfax, Washington DC, USA

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IWG-SEM spring meeting 2013 (Torino)

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

 

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22/04/2013 to 23/04/2013

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ITHACA, Torino, Italy

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IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2012 (Geneva)

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

 

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15/10/2012 to 16/10/2012

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Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva, Switzerland

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