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Japanese government to develop disposable disaster response satellite

Tsunami Damage near Ishinomaki, Japan March 15, 2011

The Japanese government is currently planning the development of an operationally responsive small observation satellite to be launched in case of a

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Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:43

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The Group on Earth Observations and the System of Systems in Asia; the Next 10 years

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OGC and GEO announce joint session on GEOSS in Asia: The Next 10 years November 13, 2014 - Join the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and invited speakers at a special joint session scheduled for December 1st, 1100-1800 (JST), in Tokyo, Japan.

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01/12/2014

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Akiharaba Convention Hall (5th Floor), Tokyo, Room 5C-2

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Tokyo

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  • Japan

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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

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Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

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UN-SPIDER attended Second Prepcom for WCDRR

Two representatives of UN-SPIDER attended the second Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom2) related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. PrepCom2 took place on 17 and 18 November in Geneva and served to approve the Conference programme of work and develop the draft post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Preparations for WCDRR: PrepCom2 concluded

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Mon, 17/11/2014 - 12:04

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Japan: ASNARO Earth Observation satellite launched

Launch of the rocket with the five Earth observation satellites on board

On 6 November 2014, five Japanese satellites were sent into orbit from the Dombarovsky launch site, in Russia.

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Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:10
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Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

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Towards a new science and technology to consolidate

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14/01/2014 to 16/01/2014

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Tokyo

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Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo

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  • Japan

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Science Council of Japan United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ito International Research Center Conference, University of Tokyo

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JAXA: End of mission for PR rainfall observation radar on TRMM

TRMM Precipitation Radar image of tropical cyclone

The operation of the Precipitation Radar (PR) on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was completed on 7 October 2014, as the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA announced.

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Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:02

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UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER and its partners aim to make the disaster risk reduction community aware of the potential of satellite technologies

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together since June 2014 as a way to spearhead efforts regarding the incorporation of the use of Earth Observations and Space-based applications in the post-2015 framework for

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:56

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Japan: High resolution satellite Himawari-8 launched

Himawari-8 was launched on 7 October 2014 from Tanegashima Space Centre

On 7 October 2014 the Japan Meteorological Agency announced the successful launch of the geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-8” from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima, Japan.

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Thu, 09/10/2014 - 09:43

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Disaster Risk Reduction: On the way to WCDRR

The upcoming Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 is expected to bring together more than 6,000 stakeholders from government agencies, international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society and non-government agencies. Its main outcome is expected to be a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action 2 - HFA-2).

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Earth Observation for DRR: WCDRR and HFA-2

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Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:05

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAVA)

On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) were merged into one independent administrative institution to be able to perform all their activities in the aerospace field as one organization, from basic research and development to utilization. The independent administrative institution is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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