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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. Joachim joined UN-SPIDER in September and he will be providing technical and scientific support to the Programme. He will mainly support the Bonn Office in its activities, including the further development of the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, Technical Advisory Support, and the establishment of partnerships.

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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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UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

The United Nations International Conference in Beijing is the fourth of its kind since 2011.

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies on for

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UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference successfully concluded

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Russia to cooperate with China on satellite navigation

Russia and China plan to cooperate on satellite navigation stations

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Space agency ROSCOSMOS announced that Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year on the issue of installing GLONASS and Beidou stations in China and Russia, respectively. GLONASS is the Russian satellite navigation system, Beidou is the Chinese navigation system.

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International Charter: Latest newsletter available

Charter Board & Executive Secretariat members in Beijing, China on 16 April 2014

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters published its 9th newsletter on 28 July 2014.

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China: Successful launch of Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite

Remote sensing satellites enable studying many aspects of the planet.

On 9 August 2014, the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters, the center said.

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:55

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China: International Charter activated for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

Earthquakes in 2009, the Yunnan province is an area prone to earthquakes

On 3 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the National

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Typhoon Rammasun: International Charter activated for China and Viet Nam

Satellite view of Typhoon Rammasun while passing over China on 17 July 2014

On 18 and 19 July 2014, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in order to provide satellite-based maps on the impact of Typhoon Rammasun in the Chinese province of Hainan and

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Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:34

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China: Launch of HD Earth Observation satellite Gaofen-2 this year

Satellite image of Beijing acquired by Gaofen-1

After the successful launch of Gaofen-1 in April 2013, China will launch its second high definition optical

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China - International Training Course

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As a follow up to Technical Advisory Missions (TAM) that the UN-SPIDER programme had conducted in Asian and African countries, this training course was organized. It specifically targeted participants from countries where Technical Advisory Support had been extended in recent years.

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11/11/2012 to 16/11/2012

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Space technology for drought monitoring in Africa and Asia

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20 officials from eight African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sudan) and officials from five countries from the Asia-Pacific region (Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Samoa and Viet Nam) took part in the training course.

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The objective of the training course was to strengthen the capacity of national agencies in the use of space-based technologies for drought monitoring and assessment. The training included comprehensive hands-on sessions based on data sets (satellite images) prepared for Africa and Asia. The main topics were drought management and space technology; satellite data processing and spatial-temporal analysis; space technology applications for drought risk assessment; and space technology applications for drought monitoring and loss assessment.

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