Israel

Israel: Own satellite to monitor crops from outer space

Thermal image of Israel after a wild fire

Israel has years of experience in satellite communication and navigation. The country is now preparing to launch its first Earth Observation satellite to monitor crops.

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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:42

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31

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35
Tue, 02/25/2014

State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

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Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

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GLIDEnumber: 

CW-2013-000153-ISR, CW-2013-000153-JOR, CW-2013-000153-LBN, CW-2013-000153-PSE

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State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

Occurance Date: 

17/12/2013
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31

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34

Floods in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

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On 10 January 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for floods in the Middle East to provide satellite imagery and derived maps. UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA requested the activation on behalf of UNOCHA, Pt Jerusalem Office. The National Space Organization (NSPO) already provided a Formosat2 image taken on 12 January 2013 over Palestine. The Imagery was processed by the FCU (Feng Chia University) GIS team.

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Floods

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Middle East

Occurance Date: 

10/01/2013
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32

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35

UNOOSA activates International Charter for Floods in Israel

On 10 January 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for floods in Israel to provide satellite imagery and derived maps. UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA requested the activation on behalf of UNOCHA, Pt Jerusalem Office. The National Space Organization (NSPO) already provided a Formosat2 image taken on 12 January 2013 over Palestine.

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Snow and heavy floods affect the Middle East

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Mon, 14/01/2013 - 10:12

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32

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35
Mon, 01/14/2013

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