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India and Mexico cooperate on remote sensing

2014-10-23T09:54

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. The pact was signed in New Delhi during the Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) presided by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena of India and Mexico, respectively.

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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). The launch was on schedule at 01:32 local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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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 caused by Cyclone Hudhud in the region.

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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, as the news agency ANI reported. The satellite IRNSS 1C is the third one to be launched in a formation of seven.

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Mon, 29/09/2014 - 16:01

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Floods in Pakistan: International Charter activated

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the floods.

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

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Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:44

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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 product.

Heavy rains in the Himalayas have triggered flooding in many parts of India with up to 1500 villages affected, a death toll of over 60 and many more people missing. Major rivers and tributaries in the area have risen to dangerous levels, triggering an unprecedented flood situation.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:59

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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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India: ISRO plans for higher capability communication satellites

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of current India's partners.

K Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on 10 August 2014 that the Organisation plans to acquire the latest satellite platforms and payload technologies to develop and launch n

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:33

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India - Institutional Strengthening Mission

UN-SPIDER supported a training workshop on the topic “Space technology for Disaster risk management and emergency response” at the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, from 2 to 4 April 2012. It was the third such training workshop organized jointly by the National Institute of Disaster Management and UN-SPIDER.

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Mon, 02/04/2012 to Wed, 04/04/2012

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India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

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Experts from UN-SPIDER and NIDM

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The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote Sensing Applications Centres, National Remote Sensing Centres of Indian Space Research Organisation) to discuss latest systems, tools, technologies, products and best practices. The resources persons provided the latest trends in disaster risk reduction and space technology interventions. UN-SPIDER and NIDM have hosted such events since 2010. This was third such workshop in the series based on the recommendations of previous workshops.

India – Institutional Strengthening Mission

In spite of India’s prominence in the domain of space technology and applications, it was still deemed necessary to assess the use and implementation of the latter in disaster management. In January 2010 a first workshop organized by UN-SPIDER and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) took place. To continue these efforts and follow up with the recommendations proposed in 2010, a second workshop was organized.

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Mon, 28/03/2011 to Wed, 30/03/2011

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Experts from UN-SPIDER and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

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The second NIDM/UN-SPIDER workshop on ‘Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response’ took place at the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi, from 28 to 30 March 2011. The aim of the workshop was to make available knowledge on applications of space technology for disaster management to disaster managers and to help in bridging the gap between the geospatial and disaster management functionaries at various levels, both within States of India and of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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During the Workshop, the participants shared their experiences of using of space-based information in their respective countries and Indian states. The workshop included panel discussions and deliberations by participants. As an outcome of the workshop, participants provided recommendations, based on the discussions and exercises on the following topics: • Lessons learned from recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, • Self assessment of geographic information preparedness for disaster management

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