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Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction invited Paris to join the “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:17
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48.8566
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2.35222

NASA satellite images show effects of flooding in France and Italy

The plumes of sediment are clearly visible in the Mediterranean.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in southeastern France and northern Italy.

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Mon, 27/01/2014 - 14:43
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43.1063
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International Charter activated for Ocean Storm in La Réunion

Tropical Cyclone Bejisa is expected to make landfall on La Réunion on 2 December

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite imagery products to support emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Bejisa.

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Thu, 02/01/2014 - 15:03
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-21.1151
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55.5364

Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation satellite Proba-V has now completed the crucial commissioning phase and declared ready for its operational phase, providing global vegetation data fo

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Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:57
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Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from

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Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08
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48.8413
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2.30029

ESA's GOCE satellite finishes successful career

GOCE was launched in 2009 to map with precision variations in Earth’s gravity

On 11 November 2013, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit while most of it disintegrated, as expected, within the high atmosphere.

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:03
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48.8486
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2.30029

ESA: Live stream for Vega's second launch

Vega satellite launcher is ready for lift off in Kourou, French Guiana

Tomorrow, on Saturday, 4 May 2013 at 03:45 CEST, ESA will launch its new small satellite launcher, Vega, from the Kourou spaceport.

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Fri, 03/05/2013 - 14:36
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5.17318
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-52.695

ESA: New milestone for Sentinel-3 reached

A satellite platform, ESA's Sentinel-3, has been reached an important milestone.

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Thu, 07/03/2013 - 08:43
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46.2276
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2.21375

ESA: Contract for Meteosat Third Generation Lightning Imagers

A new era of meteorological satellites under development has begun with a ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio town hall in Florence, Italy.

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Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:14
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48.8481
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2.30457

EU Parliament Supports GMES Within Financial Framework

On 16 February, the European Parliament voted on the future of GMES in a resolution that strongly supports the programme being funded within the Multiyear Financial Framework and for it to be opera

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:04
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