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Space-based information for Early Warning System: UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting in Bonn

Participants of the UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems

On 26 June 2013, the UN-SPIDER Programme wrapped up a two-day expert meeting focusing on space-based applications in Early Warning Systems.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 26/06/2013 - 12:57
latitude: 
50.7187
longitude: 
7.12704

Floods in Europe

In early June 2013, widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.

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Name: 
Floods in Central Europe
Region: 
Central Europe
Occurance Date: 
02/06/2013
latitude: 
48.5667
longitude: 
13.4319

Europe: Satellite measures pre-flood record soil moisture

Soil moisture from SMOS

Massive floods have heavily affected regions in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and other European countries over the past days taking at least five human lives and causing damages of a yet undete

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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 15:17
latitude: 
50.0755
longitude: 
14.4378

Germany: International Charter activated for Floods

Floods in Saxony in 2008

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated for Germany in order to provide current satellite information for the floods in Saxony and Bavaria.

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Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:08
latitude: 
48.5667
longitude: 
13.4319

Satellite Images for Emergencies: DLR to chair International Charter

DLR Space Administration

Bureaucracy-free assistance in the event of an emergency – this is the aim of the 15 space agencies united within the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'.

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Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:02
latitude: 
48.0873
longitude: 
11.2794

German Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information launches regular operations

From the research stage to full operation – The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) is now on call around the clock.

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Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:40
latitude: 
48.086
longitude: 
11.2794

New technology for maintenance and de-orbiting of satellites

Astrium is preparing a new technology mission for the maintenance and disposal of satellites.

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Fri, 21/09/2012 - 11:00

MetOp-B weather satellite is launched

The second Metop satellite was launched yesterday, 17 September 2012 from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, atop a Russian Soyuz launcher,

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Tue, 18/09/2012 - 13:25

TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing.

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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

Enhancing links with BGR in Hannover, Germany

Germany has had a long tradition in the area of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, subsidence).

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 15:19