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GFDRR and DFID: Challenge Fund to improve disaster risks assessment

Global Digital Elevation Model produced by ASTER (Image: NASA)

The Challenge Fund has been launched to help developing countries use risk information for decision-making and improve assessing

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How satellite radar can detect slight surface movements on Earth

Phlegraean Fields monitored by Sentinel-1 (Image: ESA)

Earth’s changing surface can be closely monitored thanks to the use of satellite radar data.

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Thu, 26/03/2015 - 10:18

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Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Artist's image of the Landsat-8 over Earth (Image: NASA)

Customers of Amazon Web Services will have free access to over 85,000 satellite images provided by Landsat 8. This offer will set the stage for new types of geographically-oriented cloud applications.

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Mon, 23/03/2015 - 08:35

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Scientist investigates changing sea levels with satellites

Coastal landscapes around the island of Hiddensee, Germany (Image: Klugschnacker)

A new study at the TU Darmstadt's Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering used satellite data 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.

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Fri, 20/03/2015 - 08:29

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New approach to map sea surface from the ISS

ISS (Image: ESA)

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.

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Fri, 20/03/2015 - 08:45

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International Charter: Latest newsletter available

Extract from latest International Charter newsletter

The latest newsletter of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been released with information about the last Executive Secretariat and Board meeting as well as the main events covered by the International Charter during 2014.

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WCDRR: Public Forum on geospatial information for disaster resilience

The public forum was co-organized by IRIDeS, DLR, ADRC, and UN-SPIDER

On Sunday, 15 March 2015, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER co-organized a public forum on the sidelines of the Third UN World Conference for

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WCDRR: A global partnership on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

One of the key outcomes of the working session was the announcement of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and 15 partners.

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce

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WCDRR: Working session on Earth observation

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 14:52

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Atlas of cities at risk from natural disasters published

2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines (Image: DFID/ Henry Donati)

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.

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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:22

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Second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Instrument will support Joint Polar Satellite System Mission

2012 Blue Marble (Image: NASA)

Raytheon Company delivered the second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to support the Joint Polar Satellite System mission providing critical weather information.

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