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Data application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

Soil moisture is closely linked to two meteorological hazards: floods and droughts.

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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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23
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40.7489
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UN-SPIDER Training Course on Space Technologies for Drought Monitoring

Participants of the training programme in Beijing.

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Ris

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:08

Webinar: Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery

Basic Information
Date: 
24/09/2014
Event Organisers: 

DigitalGlobe, Proteus

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

This case study presentation by Richard Flemmings from Proteus will focus on the methodologies for vegetation analysis in the desert using satellite imagery that are being deployed and provide exam

Webinar: Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery

Basic Information
Date: 
24/09/2014
Event Organisers: 

DigitalGlobe, Proteus

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

This case study presentation by Richard Flemmings from Proteus will focus on the methodologies for vegetation analysis in the desert using satellite imagery that are being deployed and provide exam

International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space Technology

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Venue: 
Beihang Training centre, Beihang University
Venue Country: 
China P. Rep.
Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The training is organised for the benefit of the countries supported by UN-SPIDER through its technical advisory support services.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

The UN-SPIDER Beijing Office and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China are jointly organising the “International training course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space-bas

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39.9829
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UN-SPIDER Updates August 2014

Issue Date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014

IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI

Time series of NDVI average 2001-2004 of clean pasture areas

Continuing progress in studies and advancing in the area of drought monitoring in agricultural areas, the Remote Sensing Group of the Center for Research and Development in Geographic Information o

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 13:53
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4.59806
longitude: 
-74.0758

Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

Issue Date: 
Fri, 01/08/2014

NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:24
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34.1478
longitude: 
-118.145