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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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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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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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Beihang University

Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It is located in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and focuses on high level technological and scientific research.

More information: Beihang University

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National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

NDRCC is the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China.

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China and Russia to cooperate on navigation satellite systems

Artist's rendering of navigation satellites orbiting Earth.

On 30 June 2014, China and Russia have signed an agreement on the cooperation with regards to navigation satellite systems, as globalpost reported. The memorandum of understanding was signed by the China Satellite Navigation Office and Russian Federal Space Agency on the sidelines of the on-going China-Russia expo in Harbin, China.

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UN-SPIDER contributes to seminar of International Civil Defence Organisation

ICDO organizes a variety of events all over the world including training courses

UN-SPIDER participated in the International Seminar on Application of Communication Technology in Disaster Reduction and Prevention organized by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) in Suzhou, China from 26 to 29 May 2014.

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UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance

UN-SPIDER's Shirish Ravan during his presentation

On 8 and 9 May 2014, UN-SPIDER participated in the International Symposium of Integrated

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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

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