As the UN marked World Food Day earlier this week, international representatives convened in Korea to discuss ways to curb the loss of productive land to desertification. Satellites play an important role in the monitoring and assessment of drylands.
Researchers have devised a model to anticipate drought and forest fires in the Amazon rainforest.The research, which used precipitation records dating back to 1970 and hotspots tracked by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA satellites, finds a strong correlation between sea surf
The agreement for the establishment of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC) was signed by the governments of Mexico and Brazil in 1997. The CRECTEALC impart long duration courses on space science and technology education.