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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. The international mechanism was triggered by China Meteorological Administration, which will also do the project management for the activation.

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:01

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

UN-SPIDER, represented through Mr. Shirish Ravan of the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, participated in the 13th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on

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13th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:20

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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

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Mon, 01/27/2014

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. Up until now the Chinese system has 16 satellites and it is expected to grow to 30 by 2020.

Currently the system reaches an error margin as low as 5 meters. With the improvements China hopes to be able to compete with the US GPS. The system serves the Asia-Pacific region a year now and hopes to expand coverage to other Asian countries.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:18

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Tue, 01/07/2014

Gaofen-1: Chinese HD Satellite officially put in service

Smog over China seen from Space by NASA

China's high definition

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Fri, 03/01/2014 - 11:03

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Fri, 01/03/2014

NASA sees thick smog layer over China

Smog covers Eastern China

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:01

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China: successful launch of Yaogan XIX satellite

The satellite will be used to aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters

On 20 November 2013 China successfully launched the Yaogan XIX, a remote-sensing satellite. Yaogan XIX was sent into scheduled

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Thu, 28/11/2013 - 10:06

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Thu, 11/28/2013

China: UN-SPIDER Capacity Building for Flood and Drought Mapping

26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.
26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.

From 27-31 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. 26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam participated in the training.

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:34

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UN-SPIDER organizes interactive training session for NDRCC

The training course strengthened the capacity of NDRCC

From 21 to 22 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing office will organize an interactive training session in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the National

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China: Interactive training for disaster risk reduction

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:44

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UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring inaugurated

Participants of the UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference on Disaster Risk Identification

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for

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Conference: Space Technologies for Disaster Risks

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Wed, 23/10/2013 - 11:23

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Wed, 10/23/2013

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