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China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite launched

200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4

The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil, CBERS (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite), was launched at 03:26 UTC on Sunday 7 December 2014.

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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 11:37
latitude: 
37.8706
longitude: 
112.549

Second Chinese Disaster Relief Satellite has been launched

Satellite image of Pearl River delta in China

China has successfully launched its second Disaster Relief Satellite, Yaogan Weixing-24, on Thursday 20 November, at 15:12 local time.

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Fri, 28/11/2014 - 10:58
latitude: 
39.923
longitude: 
116.316

China - International Training Programme

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" in Beijing, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office offer

Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment Using Space Technology
Trainers: 
The training programme included theory lectures and hands-on exercises taught by experts from UN-SPIDER, NDRCC, and Beijing Normal University (BNU).
Target Group: 
The participants included experts from Member States with which UN-SPIDER has previously cooperated. A total of 22 participants from 17 countries from Asia and the Pacific as well as from Africa attended the training programme.
Training Profile: 
<p>The topics included: concepts of remote sensing for drought monitoring; an introduction to spatial data access and software; principles and methods of vegetation information extraction related to drought, principles and methods of water information extraction related to drought; drought monitoring based on multi-data sources; theory and application of Integrated Surface Drought Index (ISDI); principals and methods of space technology for drought risk assessment, and rapid mapping for drought monitoring and risk assessment.</p> <p>After the five-day training, the participants were fully conversant with the concept of disaster risk management and drought assessment, and able to understand multi-drought feature parameters and the extraction method, as well as the methodology of drought risk assessment using space technology. The interaction between the experts and participants also fostered networking and the exchange of knowledge and new research frontiers in drought risk assessment.</p>
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
39.904

UN-SPIDER participates in 3rd High Level Forum of UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information

UN-SPIDER's expert Shirish Ravan spoke about space-based information

UN-SPIDER participated in the 3rd High Level Forum of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Info

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Mon, 27/10/2014 - 14:16
latitude: 
39.897
longitude: 
116.295

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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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:41
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

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
latitude: 
39.7324
longitude: 
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
latitude: 
25.0458
longitude: 
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
latitude: 
39.804
longitude: 
116.419