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International Charter activated for floods in USA

Hurricane Isaac at Night

On 31 August 2012, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 08:42

Australia becomes Landsat 8 partner

Australia became an international collaborator on the new US-satellite mission Landsat 8, under an agreement signed on 12 July 2012 with the United States Geological Survey.

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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:45

NOAA improves weather satellite

Seven months after launch, data is now flowing from a new generation of instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint NASA/NOAA mission being used in NOAA’s global numerical weather fo

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Wed, 04/07/2012 - 09:06

G-Science statement calls to minimize effects of disasters

Leaders of the global science community have issued joint statements to the world leaders meeting at the 38th G-8 Summit that started today.

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Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:45

Esri and GeoEye Developing Global Crisis Response Service

A new service will give Esri ArcGIS users easier access to current, high-resolution imagery during global crises.

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Mon, 26/03/2012 - 15:45

GPM Microwave Imager Instrument for NASA and JAXA Mission Arrives at Goddard

The Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 11:09
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NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Earth Science Research

NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 11:05
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37.42
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Next-Gen Weather Satellites To Improve Tornado Warnings

On Jan. 22 and 23, 2012, more than 37 tornadoes struck the southern USA. Ten of them tore across the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama. Worst hit were St.

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 10:38
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37.0902
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-95.7129

Esri and GeoEye Developing Global Crisis Response Service

New Service Will Give Esri ArcGIS Users Easier Access to Current, High-resolution Imagery during Global Crises

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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 16:12
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38.9696
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-77.3861

Princeton system tracks drought to aid disaster relief

Drought is often the precursor to disaster, but getting leads on its stealthy approach through remote or war-torn areas can be so difficult that relief agencies sometimes have little time to react

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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 15:53
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40.3659
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-74.6787