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China and Indonesia sign remote-sensing agreement

CNSA satellite imagery to support Indonesia

Following a memorandum of understanding of 6 October, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Indonesian Maritime Security Coordinating Board (IMSCB) have signed an agreement on the

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Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:59

China plans to build comprehensive earth observation system

China's Great Wall seen from Space

China has plans to build a comprehensive earth observation system integrating the use of air-borne, space-based as well as ground-based technologies in the next ten years, the website Economic Time

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Mon, 06/10/2014 - 09:59

China: Geoinformation Industry Plan released

Xinjiang, China, seen from Space

The People's Republic of China has published its first development plan for the geographic information industry, as

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Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:41
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39.904
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China: Successful launch of Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite

Remote sensing satellites enable studying many aspects of the planet.

On 9 August 2014, the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:55
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39.7324
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98.4945

China: International Charter activated for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

Earthquakes in 2009, the Yunnan province is an area prone to earthquakes

On 3 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) in response to a 6.1 magnitude earthqua

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Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:15
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25.0458
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102.71

China and Venezuela: Agreement for new Earth Observation satellite

Rendition of VRSS-1 satellite, launched in September 2012

On 22 July 2014, Xinhua News Agency, the state press agency of the People's Republic of China, annouced that China and Venezuela agreed on the in-orbit delivery of a remote sensing satellite, V

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:59
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39.804
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116.419

China - National Training Course

Back to back with the “United Nations International Conference on Space‐based Technologies for Disaster Management”, the UN-SPIDER Beijing office organized an interactive training sessi

Date: 
21/10/2014 - 22/10/2014
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme on Space technology for Flood & Drought Risk Mapping and Assessment
Trainers: 
The training programme was led by experts of UN-SPIDER, Delta University (United States), the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Target Group: 
25 participants took part in the course: Mid-level managers and technical staff of agencies involved in disaster management and hazard mapping, disaster related education, infrastructure development, disaster forecasting and warning provider, disaster response, natural resource management. Participants came both from member countries of APSCO (Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) and country partners of UN‐SPIDER.
Training Profile: 
<p>The course focused on disaster risk assessment (especially flood and drought), relief needs assessment, situation analysis, early warning systems, and international standards related to disaster prevention and mitigation. The objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geospatial technologies for flood and drought management. It provided an insight on the use of satellite images and spatial information in flood and drought risk management by providing hands‐on training on using spatial data for risk mapping, flood modelling and rapid mapping (damage assessment). Thus, the training demonstrated the use of space based information in the entire cycle of flood management. The participants benefited from the experience sharing by experts from the centres of excellence, demonstration of the best practices in various countries and practical sessions on the software tools. The full programme is available <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Concept_Note_Capacity_Building_Programme_Beijing.pdf"> here</a>.</p>
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39.904
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9th Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 15/09/2014
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
13/10/2014 - 16/10/2014
Venue: 
Beijing International Convention Center
Venue Country: 
China
Event Organisers: 

SPIE

Co-organisers: 

RADI, NASA, JAXA, NICT, ISRA

Language of event: 
English

Conferences will focus on state-of-the-art active and passive remote sensing technologies and applications to monitor the atmosphere, water, and land.

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39.904
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116.408

Beihang University

Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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48.0863
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11.2797

China - International Training Course

From 27 to 31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Date: 
27/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme for Flood and Drought Mapping
Trainers: 
The training course was supported from experts from the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and NDRCC.
Target Group: 
26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam attended the training.
Training Profile: 
During the training course, hands-on sessions were offered on flood risk assessment, global and regional flood risk monitoring, remote sensing based flood risk models and drought monitoring and risk assessment. The training course was organized back-to-back with the United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2013 in Beijing.
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39.904
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