A new study at the TU Darmstadt's Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering used satellitedata to analyse sea level changes, which were traditionally recorded at coastal tide gauge stations by measuring the water level relative to a fixed point of the Earth's crust.
A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents.
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a WCDRR working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce disaster risks on Sunday, 15 March 2015. 200 participants attended the session. One of the key outcomes of the session was the formation of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and fifteen partners from the Space community, from the development community and from the disaster-risk reduction community.
More than 50 percent of the most exposed cities in the world for natural disasters are located in Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh, according to a recent publication by the global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.