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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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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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German Aerospace Center (DLR)

ISS: Developing a multi-user system for Earth Sensing

MUSES will be the first commercial Earth-sensing platform on ISS.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its partner Teledyne Brown Engineering signed an agreement on 1 October 2013 to develop an instrument for the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), whic

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Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:21
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Germany: TerraSAR-X now in new wide-angle mode

The German Bight in the Wide Scan mode

The German TerraSAR-X radar satellite, operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Astrium, has been switched into a new wide-angle view mode allowing the satellite to record image strips ove

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Mon, 16/09/2013 - 13:49
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Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems: Final report now available

Over fifty space technology and disaster and risk management experts

The report for the UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting on the use of space-based information for Early Warning Systems

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:37
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Astronauts, DLR and the UN discuss Space and Sustainable Development

Yesterday, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) alongside other UN agencies located in Bonn discussed with 80 astronauts about how space

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Fri, 05/07/2013 - 10:00
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