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World Risk Report 2014 published

The 2014 World Risk Report (WRR 2014) recently published by the United Nations University EHS Institute and the

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Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:37

UN-SPIDER strengthens Universal Access to the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

On 16 October, Luc St-Pierre, Coordinator of UN-SPIDER, presented via teleconference the 2014 report of activities of UNOOSA in support to the 

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Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:20

UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER and its partners aim at the disaster risk reduction community

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together sinc

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:56

Promoting the use of Earth observations and Space-based Applications in years to come

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together sinc

UN observes International Day for Disaster Reduction

On 13 October 2014, the United Nations is observing the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR).

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Mon, 13/10/2014 - 09:35

Disaster Risk Reduction: On the way to WCDRR

The upcoming Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 is expected to bring together more than 6,000 stakeholders

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Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:05

Disaster Resilience Journal: 42 Days of Disaster Resilience

For 42 days, the journal will present compelling stories about resilient people

Since 22 September 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the European Commission have been publishing daily stories of resilient people around the gl

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Tue, 30/09/2014 - 13:54

NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015.

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Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23
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SWIR sensor: Seeing through active fire smoke

SWIR on WorldView-3 can see through dense fire smoke detecting hot spots

DigitalGlobe latest Earth Observation satellite launched, WorldView-3, includes a shortwave infrared sensor (SWIR) that can see through thick smoke clouds of active fires on the ground.

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Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:21

UN-SPIDER hosts joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Multi-Risk Modeling for Disaster Management

Experts from IRIDeS, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University and DLR

On 19 and 20 September 2014, UN-SPIDER hosted a joint workshop with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) on the

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Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:00
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