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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 and 6 June 2014.

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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. The Secretary General met with high-level representatives of Bonn-based UN agencies, including the Directors of UNFCCC, UNCCD, UNV and the Head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office, and addressed the UN staff in a town hall meeting.

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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’. The effects of the storm surge resulted for the United Kingdom in the highest sea levels since the 1953 North Sea Floods, while parts of Hamburg were flooded in Germany. ESA’s CryoSat

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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. The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent the impacts of weather-related loss events have affected countries around the globe.

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German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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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), which will be mounted on the International Space Station (ISS).

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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 over 200 kilometres wide. "The satellite does so by sweeping this large area in multiple stages, very quickly pivoting the radar beam numerous times across the direction of flight," explains DLR mission manager Stefan Buckreuss.

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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 is now available.

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UN-SPIDER Bonn Expert Meeting: Report available

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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 technologies can contribute to sustainable development and the environment.

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Astronauts and UN discuss sustainable development

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