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UN-SPIDER participates in IWG-SEM autumn meeting

18 international experts took part in the IWG-SEM autumn meeting

UN-SPIDER participated in the autumn meeting of the International Working Group on Satellite-based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM).

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Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:17
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New in the UN-SPIDER team: Dr. Joachim Post

Joachim is an expert in earth observation and natural hazards risk

The UN-SPIDER team warmly welcomes our new colleague in the Bonn Office, Dr. Joachim Post.

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Wed, 01/10/2014 - 18:17

Galileo SATs 5-6 scheduled for 21 August 2014

Galileo's constellation of navigation satellites

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will soon increase: European Space Agency (ESA) announced the coming launch of Galileo SATs 5-6 on 21 August 2014, from Europe's Spaceport in Fr

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:48
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UN-SPIDER participates in IWG-SEM meeting

The Working Group discusses international harmonization

UN-SPIDER, together with representatives of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Commission (EC), SERTIT, ITHACA and the US Geological Survey (USGS), participated in a meeting of the Int

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Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:53
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Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo
More than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe met

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert Me

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Thu, 05/06/2014 - 07:51

Apply now: United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction

This year’s Expert Meeting in Bonn will focus on droughts and floods.

UN-SPIDER is pleased to announce its United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, on 5

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Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:00
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UN Secretary General visits UN Bonn Campus

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed the 1000 UN staff working in Bonn

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, visited the UN premises in Bonn, Germany, on 31 January 2014, where one of UN-SPIDER's offices is located.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 12:14
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ESA: CryoSat measures storm surge in northern Europe

Realistic storm surge models play a crucial role when natural disasters strike

During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 09:48
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54.939
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European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation that was founded in 1986. EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe.

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New edition of Global Climate Risk Index

Climate Risk Index may serve as a red flag for the most vulnerable regions

In November 2013 Germanwatch published the 9th edition of the Global Climate Risk Index for which the most recent data available —from 1993 to 2012— were taken into account.

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Tue, 12/11/2013 - 14:50
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