Portugal

Portugal sets up Working Group for Earth Observations

Envisat image of fires in Spain and Portugal in August 2006.

In order to stimulate the use of soon to be available

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Tue, 28/01/2014 - 13:56

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39

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Tue, 01/28/2014

Space-based information applied to tackle wildfires

2013 fire season in Portugal will be remembered as one of the worst since 1940

Wildfires remain a serious problem, presenting often-dramatic impacts that can only be minimized through a smart combination of technology, political decision and willingness to accept changes.

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Fri, 22/11/2013 - 09:48

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Fri, 11/22/2013

GPS: Researchers develop approach to improve precision

Improving precision for GPS in cities

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent, and which can be installed in any vehicle at a very low cost.

The prototype incorporates a conventional GPS signal with those of other sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) in order to reduce the margin of error in establishing a location.

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Thu, 14/02/2013 - 07:08

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40

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Thu, 02/14/2013

Satellites combat degrading lands

As the UN marked World Food Day earlier this week, international representatives convened in Korea to discuss ways to curb the loss of productive land to desertification. Satellites play an important role in the monitoring and assessment of drylands.

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Mon, 24/10/2011 - 09:10

Floods in Portugal

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Violent floods and mudslides killed at least 42 people on the resort island of Madeira.

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Floods in Portugal

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FL-2010-000031-PRT

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Island of Madeira

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21/02/2010

Cold Wave in Portugal

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Cold Wave in Portugal

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not available

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Portugal

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01/01/2009
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