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IAG launches the Global Risk Map

The Global Risk Map shows information on countries highly exposed to natural hazards

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) launched a new natural

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:26

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Agreement between Australia and Europe on Earth Observation research

Great Barrier Reef in Australia seen from space (Image: USGS/ESA)

An agreement has been signed between the Australian CSIRO research institute and the European Space Agency (ESA) which will allow Australia to get access to European satellite data, while ESA would benefit from Australia’s research expertise during joint projects on space technology and applications.

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Thu, 18/06/2015 - 08:42

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IGAC: Preparing for the 2015 International Geomatic Week

International Geomatic Week 2015 will particularly focus on "Geospatial information for building peace"

IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.

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Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:01

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Satellite-based research shows greener Earth despite deforestation

Vegetation in savannas and shrublands helps to offset global deforestation (Image: CT Cooper)

A recent satellite-based study published in Nature Climate Change shows the world is becoming greener despite the high deforestation of some regions.

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Wed, 01/04/2015 - 13:40

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Australia: Satellite imagery project to identify and track algae blooms

Satellite-based imagery will detect blue-green algae blooms

A new satellite-based early detection project for blue-green algae identification was initiated in Australia.

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Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:46

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New on the Knowledge Portal: Recommended Practices

Recommended Practices on Flood Mapping.

When using Space technologies for

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Recommended Practices on use of space technology

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:35

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Australia: Government launches National Map for geospatial data

The web application allows users to overlay different geospatial datasets

The federal government of Australia has launched the National Map, an online platform visualizing a number of the data sets released by the government.

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Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:08

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International Charter activated in Australia due to a tropical Cyclone

satellite image of cyclone Eta at its strongest

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 April. Geoscience Australia requested the activation because of the expected Cyclone Ita. 

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Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:06

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Wed, 04/16/2014

Australia: Wildfires cover area as big as Melbourne

satellite night image of fires in Australia

The summer heat in Australia brought high temperatures as well as strong winds to an already dry environment and created conditions for big fires. By yesterday almost 200,000 hectares had burned. The massive Snowy River Complex fire alone lights up an area of the size of Melbourne.

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 14:14

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Thu, 02/13/2014

NASA publishes satellite images of wildfires in Australia

The bushfire in Grampians National Park burned 43,000 hectares (106,000 acres)

This image of intense bushfires in and around Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia, was captured from Space on 17 January by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 15:00

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