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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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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 14:50
latitude: 
52.5204
longitude: 
13.3832

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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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:21
latitude: 
50.852
longitude: 
7.12176

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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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 16/09/2013 - 13:49
latitude: 
50.8519
longitude: 
7.12393

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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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:37
latitude: 
50.7187
longitude: 
7.12704

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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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 05/07/2013 - 10:00
latitude: 
50.7184
longitude: 
7.12743

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