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Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" is now open.

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Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:18
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39.8821
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116.479

ICIMOD and China strengthen ties

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between CAST and ICIMOD

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are strengthening their collaboration.

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Mon, 28/04/2014 - 17:06
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27.7
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85.3333

UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Participants of the Project Manager training course

Two UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER experts participated in the Project Manager (PM) training for the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters from 10 to 11 April in Beijing, China.

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Sat, 12/04/2014 - 10:25
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39.904
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116.408

UN-SPIDER and APSCO: Further cooperation in 2014

UN-SPIDER Beijing Head of Office Shirish Ravan and APSCO Secretary-General

UN-SPIDER visited the office of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing, China on 13 March 2014 to discuss further joint activities in 2014.

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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:13
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39.904
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116.408

International Charter activated for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday to provide satellite images and image products in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:01
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7.55038
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103.484

UN-SPIDER participates in 13th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief

UN-SPIDER, represented through Mr.

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:20
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30.5723
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104.067

Air pollution from Asia could affect world weather

Air pollution in Eastern China

According to a study conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Texas A&M University, the air pollution in Asia is affecting global climate and weather patterns.

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Mon, 27/01/2014 - 14:39

China: Expansion of Beidou satellite navigation system until 2020

Satellite image of Beijing, China

China is planning to expand its homegrown Beidou navigation system by 2020 and make it accurate to within centimeters.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:18
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35.8617
longitude: 
104.195

Gaofen-1: Chinese HD Satellite officially put in service

Smog over China seen from Space by NASA

China's high definition Earth Observation satellite Gaofen-1 has been officially put in service on Monday, 30 December 2013, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Ind

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Fri, 03/01/2014 - 11:03
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39.904
longitude: 
116.408

NASA sees thick smog layer over China

Smog covers Eastern China

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the haze spreading from Beijing to Shanghai on 7 December 2013.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:01
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116.408