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NASA: New robotic technology to fuel and fix orbiting satellites

The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test, or RROxiTT

NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, wants to create a robotic gas st

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:24
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38.9912
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-76.8526

Humanitarian Open Street Map Team launches Tasking Manager V2

A map of Cameroon with the new version of Tasking Manager

In mid-July 2014, the Humanitarian Open Street Map team (HOT) launched a new Version 2 update to their Tasking Manager

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:44
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40.791
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-73.5206

KazEOSat-2: Second Kazakh Earth Observation Satellite is in orbit

KazEOSat-2 will also support disaster management

Kazakhstan successfully launched its second Earth Observation Satellite KazEOSat-2 on 20 June 2014 from Yasni launch base, Russia.

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Mon, 23/06/2014 - 12:16
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48.0196
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66.9237

National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO)

In the 1980's, it was observed that the number of disasters and their impacts were increasing world - wide.

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7.94653
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UNISDR: Economic losses from disasters keep rising

Natural Disasters in 2012

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) last week stated that for the first time in history the world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $

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Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:37
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46.2266
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6.14043

USGS: Earthquakes will have higher impact

Earthquake Destruction in Pakistan

A new study by two USGS earthquake experts suggests that there will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before.

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Thu, 21/02/2013 - 11:48

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for

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Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:26

Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar.

Dominican Republic National Emergency Commission (CNE)

The National Emergency Commission’s main goal is to ensure and appropriate response and management of disasters caused by floods, earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, fires, shortage, inadequate

Chilean National Office for Emergency (ONEMI)

The Chilean National Office for Emergency is part of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. It is in charge of coordinating the National Civil Protection System.