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Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10
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44.4949
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11.3426

Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action (ITHACA)

ITHACA is an Italian non-profit association, founded in November 2006 by the Politecnico di Torino and the Higher Institute on Innovation Territorial Systems (Si.T.I.).

Mount Etna showing signs of activity

Mount Etna image taken by NASA' Terra satellite

On January 22 2014 , the NASA satellite Terra captured an image of the volcano on Mount Edna in Italy diffusing a plume of gas and ash.  An eruption is expected in the next couple of days.

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Wed, 29/01/2014 - 13:40
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37.75
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NASA satellite images show effects of flooding in France and Italy

The plumes of sediment are clearly visible in the Mediterranean.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in southeastern France and northern Italy.

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Mon, 27/01/2014 - 14:43
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43.1063
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6.35422

First Sentinel-3 workshop for performance validation

A southern summer bloom

The first Sentinel-3 Validation Team workshop was recently held at ESA’s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy, validating Sentinel-3 data in order to allow to verify their performance on

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Wed, 11/12/2013 - 10:13
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41.8085
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12.6761

Italy: Satellites show Venice sinking

Displacement rate detected between 2008 and 2009.

Researchers at the University of Padua, Italy, have found satellite-based evidence that the city of Venice keeps sinking.

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Wed, 02/10/2013 - 17:41
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45.4408
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12.3155

NASA satellites sees Mount Etna again showing activity

Natural-color view of the Etna captured by Landsat-8 on 24 September 2013

Sicily’s massive Etna Volcano is again showing signs of life after a 4 month pause, as NASA Earth Observatory is reporting.

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Tue, 01/10/2013 - 15:12

International Charter: Project Manager training in Frascati

The International Charter provides satellite images for disaster situation

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER participated as a trainee and observer in the Project Manager (PM) training for the International Charter Space and Major Disasters.

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Tue, 02/07/2013 - 15:37
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41.8085
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12.6761

Big data: Satellite Image delivered in only 11 Minutes

Screenshot of the satellite image delivered in only 11 minutes.

DMCii (DMC International Imaging Ltd) and long-term partner Spacemetric, have successfully delivered an image from satellite to end-user in just 11 minutes, as part of a demonstration at the Europe

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Wed, 12/06/2013 - 12:42
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41.8929
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12.4825

DLR supports establishment of IWG-SEM

After the workshop the German Space Agency (DLR) has organized in September 2011, the Joint Research Centre (JCR) hosted a follow-up meeting in Ispra in April 2012, during which the International

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Fri, 08/06/2012 - 16:18
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45.8151
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