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China and Brazil: Strengthening joint development of high-tech satellites

Satellite image of the Amazon

Chinese and Brazilian officials have announced their intention to deepen their cooperation in satellite development and applications.

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Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:00
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39.9042
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116.407

Second Chinese Disaster Relief Satellite has been launched

Satellite image of Pearl River delta in China

China has successfully launched its second Disaster Relief Satellite, Yaogan Weixing-24, on Thursday 20 November, at 15:12 local time.

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Fri, 28/11/2014 - 10:58
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39.923
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116.316

UN-SPIDER participates in UN/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law

UNOOSA's Director Simonetta Di Pippo giving a key note speech at workshop

From 17 to 21 November 2014, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) jointly with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organizati

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Tue, 25/11/2014 - 09:02
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39.9042
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116.407

China plans to launch about 70 remote sensing satellites

remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XVIII

China will launch about 70 remote sensing satellites to detect the near-Earth space environment and predict extreme events, according to Yang Baohua, deputy general manager of China Aerospace Scien

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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:15
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39.804
longitude: 
116.419

China - International Training Programme

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" in Beijing, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office offer

Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment Using Space Technology
Trainers: 
The training programme included theory lectures and hands-on exercises taught by experts from UN-SPIDER, NDRCC, and Beijing Normal University (BNU).
Target Group: 
The participants included experts from Member States with which UN-SPIDER has previously cooperated. A total of 22 participants from 17 countries from Asia and the Pacific as well as from Africa attended the training programme.
Training Profile: 
<p>The topics included: concepts of remote sensing for drought monitoring; an introduction to spatial data access and software; principles and methods of vegetation information extraction related to drought, principles and methods of water information extraction related to drought; drought monitoring based on multi-data sources; theory and application of Integrated Surface Drought Index (ISDI); principals and methods of space technology for drought risk assessment, and rapid mapping for drought monitoring and risk assessment.</p> <p>After the five-day training, the participants were fully conversant with the concept of disaster risk management and drought assessment, and able to understand multi-drought feature parameters and the extraction method, as well as the methodology of drought risk assessment using space technology. The interaction between the experts and participants also fostered networking and the exchange of knowledge and new research frontiers in drought risk assessment.</p>
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39.904
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39.904

UN-SPIDER participates in 3rd High Level Forum of UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information

UN-SPIDER's expert Shirish Ravan spoke about space-based information

UN-SPIDER participated in the 3rd High Level Forum of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Info

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Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:16
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39.897
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116.295

China and Indonesia sign remote-sensing agreement

CNSA satellite imagery to support Indonesia

Following a memorandum of understanding of 6 October, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Indonesian Maritime Security Coordinating Board (IMSCB) have signed an agreement on the

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Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:59

China plans to build comprehensive earth observation system

China's Great Wall seen from Space

China has plans to build a comprehensive earth observation system integrating the use of air-borne, space-based as well as ground-based technologies in the next ten years, the website Economic Time

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Mon, 06/10/2014 - 09:59

New in the UN-SPIDER team: Dr. Joachim Post

Joachim is an expert in earth observation and natural hazards risk

The UN-SPIDER team warmly welcomes our new colleague in the Bonn Office, Dr. Joachim Post.

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Wed, 01/10/2014 - 18:17

Beidou: Chinese satnav system sees increased civilian use

In the future, the satnav system Beidou could take an even bigger role

The Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou is increasingly used for civilian purposes, as the news agency Xinhua reports, according to Chinese authorities.

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Wed, 01/10/2014 - 12:32