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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for Disaster Rescue Efforts amongst ASEM countries" took place on 4 and 5 December 2014 in New Delhi, India.

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11
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India considers expanding broadband services to rural areas through satellite technology

Satellite image of India acquired by Envisat's ASAR, 2005

The government of the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India announced its considerations of employing satellite technology to provide rural areas with broadband services, including computer networ

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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:24
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SAARC to strengthen use of space-based technology for disaster management

Leaders of SAARC countries during the 18th Summit

During the inaugural session of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, representatives of the eight member countries of SAARC discussed new ways of s

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Thu, 27/11/2014 - 10:11
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27.7135
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85.3145

India and Mexico cooperate on remote sensing

External Affairs Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena in New

On 22 October 2014, India and Mexico formally agreed on a cooperation in areas related to the peaceful use of the outer space, such as remote sensing and satellite communication.

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Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:54
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India: Navigation satellite IRNSS-1C launched

India successfully launches third navigation satellite

On 16 October 2014, India successfully sent its third navigation satellite IRNSS-1C into orbit on board of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

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Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:04
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India uses space technology to assess Cyclone Hudhud damages

Satellite data to assess cylone Hudhud damage

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has directed the Hyderabad National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) to use GIS, GPS and remote sensing instruments to detect the detrimental effects cau

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Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:02
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India will launch navigation satellite in October

India's own navigation satellite system will benefit disaster management

The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO will launch a navigation satellite on 10 October,

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Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:28
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28.6353
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Floods in Pakistan: International Charter activated

MODIS captured this image

Following heavy floods and landslides in Pakistan's Punjab and Kashmir provinces, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to provide satellite-based disaster maps.

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Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:44
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31.1328
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73.8083

India: International Charter activated for flood

MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed severe floods in Northern India an Nepal

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, at the request of NRSC / ISRO in order to provide space-based produ

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:59
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27.5706
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80.0982

RADARSAT-2: Contract extended for India

One of the first images acquired with Radarsat: Ross Island, Alaska, in 1997.

On 12 August 2014, MDA’s Information Systems group (MDA) signed a contract to continue to provide RADARSAT satellite data to the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of India.

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Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:21
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