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Global insured losses from disasters were USD 45 billion in 2013

The study looks at global insured and un-insured losses from disasters

According to a recent study published by the re-insurance company Swiss Re, the total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 140 billion in 2013.

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Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:47

NASA is launching its third global Space App challenge

Blue marble

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge on 12 and 13 April 2014.

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 11:29

WMO and UNITAR join forces on climate services

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will cooperate with UNITAR

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced in a recent press release

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Tue, 18/03/2014 - 07:58

OGC announces new Discrete Global Grid Systems Standards Working Group

A Discrete Global Grid System represents the Earth with a tessellation of cells.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) in order to propose terms for a standard to enable interoperability throu

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Fri, 14/03/2014 - 14:56

International Charter: New newsletter published

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has issued its 8th

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:45

Knowledge Portal is now available in Spanish

We are happy to announce that on 18 February 2014, UN-SPIDER officially launched the Spanish-language version of its Knowledge Portal: www.un-s

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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 15:15

UN-SPIDER presents Knowledge Portal at COPUOS STSC

Presenting the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal to participants

On 18 February 2014, UN-SPIDER presented its Knowledge Portal (www.un-spider.org) to the delegates of the 51st session of the Scientific and Te

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Thu, 20/02/2014 - 11:59
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New on the Knowledge Portal: Links and Resources

It is UN-SPIDER’s mandate to enable all countries to access and use space-based information for disaster management and disaster risk reduction.

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:12

Satellite Images: Detecting Vegetation Health through Fluorescence

ESA potential satellite to map fluorescence

A potential new ESA satellite could use the fluorescence in plants to track health and productivity of vegetation worldwide.

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:03
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NASA prepares for a big year in Earth Science

The GPM satellite created by NASA and JAXA

NASA is preparing to launch five Earth Science missions in 2014 in order to enhance the monitoring of the planet.

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Wed, 29/01/2014 - 13:50