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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation opened

UNOOSA director Simonetta Di Pippo highlighted the role of satellite data in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation: Global Solutions for the Challenges of Sustainable Development in Societies at Risk was opening today in Bonn, Germany.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation opened

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United Nations/Austria Symposium 2015 "Integrated Space Technology Applications for Climate Change"

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In the context of peaceful uses of outer space, governments reiterated the need to protect the Earth's environment, and to promote international cooperation on the use of satellite applications for climate change.

The objectives of this Symposium are:

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07/09/2015 to 10/09/2015

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Fri, 29/05/2015

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Graz

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Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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  • Austria

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UNOOSA

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United Nations/Iran Workshop: Space Technology Applications for Durst Storm and Drought Monitoring

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The workshop will discuss how space technologies, applications, information and services can contribute into sustainable economic and social development by supporting efficient monitoring of drought conditions and related hazardous phenomena, primarily in developing countries, with the following primary objectives: 

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26/09/2015 to 30/09/2015

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Wed, 10/06/2015

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Tehran

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  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Islamic Republic of Iran 

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Free Online ESA Course: Monitoring Climate from Space MOOC

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The free online course provides an introduction to monitoring climate change using satellite Earth observation.

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08/06/2015 to 13/07/2015

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24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

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The fundamental principle of community-based

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20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Satellite imagery show decline of lake surface in Mongolia

Xinkai Lake on the Mongolian Plateau in 2001,2004 and 2006 (Image: NASA)

According to researchers from Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, lakes in the Mongolian Plateau are shrinking rapidly. After analysing several decades of satellite imagery, the researchers found that the total lake surface area had declined from 4,160 square kilometers in the late 1980s to 2,900 square kilometers in 2010, a decrease of 30 percent.

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Thu, 09/04/2015 - 10:04

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Satellite mapping shows high tree cover loss in Russia and Canada

2010 Russian wildfires captured by MODIS (NASA)

Satellite-based maps have shown northern boreal forests suffered significant tree cover loss in 2013, especially in Russia and Canada. The high-resolution maps have been released by Global Forest Watch, a partnership led by the World Resources Institute.

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Thu, 09/04/2015 - 07:44

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Climate Change and Disaster Risk (CCDR) Online Course

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11/05/2015 to 05/06/2015

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Thu, 26/03/2015

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2nd International Disaster Law Course

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27/04/2015 to 01/05/2015

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Sanremo

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  • Italy

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Global flood harm could triple by 2030

2010 flooding in Tennessee (Image: FEMA/ David Fine)

The detrimental effects caused by river flooding are increasing to the point the number of people affected worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI).

The institute's analysis shows that some 20 million people worldwide are exposed to flooding risks. This number is expected to rise to around 50 million by 2030.

The economical costs of flooding are also an alarming factor. In 15 years time, the annual cost to the world economy could reach more than £340bn. 

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Fri, 06/03/2015 - 10:05

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