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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 Russ

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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:43
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55.7558
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37.6173

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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Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:36
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39.923
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116.316

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.

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:55
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39.7324
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98.4945

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 Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) in response to a 6.1 magnitude earthqua

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Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:15
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25.0458
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102.71

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

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Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:34
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20.0174
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110.349

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 defi

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Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:41
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39.904
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China - International Training Course

Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

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.

Date: 
11/11/2012 - 16/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for drought monitoring in Africa and Asia
Target Group: 
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.
Training Profile: 
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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39.904
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China - National Training Course

Back to back with the “United Nations International Conference on Space‐based Technologies for Disaster Management”, the UN-SPIDER Beijing office organized an interactive training sessi

Date: 
21/10/2013 - 22/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme on Space technology for Flood & Drought Risk Mapping and Assessment
Trainers: 
The training programme was led by experts of UN-SPIDER, Delta University (United States), the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Target Group: 
25 participants took part in the course: Mid-level managers and technical staff of agencies involved in disaster management and hazard mapping, disaster related education, infrastructure development, disaster forecasting and warning provider, disaster response, natural resource management. Participants came both from member countries of APSCO (Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) and country partners of UN‐SPIDER.
Training Profile: 
<p>The course focused on disaster risk assessment (especially flood and drought), relief needs assessment, situation analysis, early warning systems, and international standards related to disaster prevention and mitigation. The objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geospatial technologies for flood and drought management. It provided an insight on the use of satellite images and spatial information in flood and drought risk management by providing hands‐on training on using spatial data for risk mapping, flood modelling and rapid mapping (damage assessment). Thus, the training demonstrated the use of space based information in the entire cycle of flood management. The participants benefited from the experience sharing by experts from the centres of excellence, demonstration of the best practices in various countries and practical sessions on the software tools. The full programme is available <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Concept_Note_Capacity_Building_Programme_Beijing.pdf"> here</a>.</p>
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Beihang University

Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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China - International Training Course

From 27 to 31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Date: 
27/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme for Flood and Drought Mapping
Trainers: 
The training course was supported from experts from the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and NDRCC.
Target Group: 
26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam attended the training.
Training Profile: 
During the training course, hands-on sessions were offered on flood risk assessment, global and regional flood risk monitoring, remote sensing based flood risk models and drought monitoring and risk assessment. The training course was organized back-to-back with the United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2013 in Beijing.
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