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Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.

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System to Track Drought Dynamics developed by University of Cincinnati Geographers

Geographers Develope System to Track Drought Dynamics

Researchers in the University of Cincinnati Department of Geography are hard at work tracking drought patterns across the United States implementing an Event-based Spatial-Temporal Data Model (ESTDM) tracing the dynamic

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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2014

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Tue, 01/04/2014
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Apply now: United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction

This year’s Expert Meeting in Bonn will focus on droughts and floods.

UN-SPIDER is pleased to announce its United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, on 5 and 6 June 2014.

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Indonesia: Aqua and Terra satellites locate nearly 530 fire hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images help detect fires in Indonesia

NASA’s satellites detected over 500 hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires across the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. In Riau Province alone, the authorities located over 380 hotspots through satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua missions.

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Mongolia: Space Technologies for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

Satellite image of deserts in Mongolia

Recognizing the socioeconomic and humanitarian effects of drought in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) initiated the Regional Cooperative Mechanism for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning, under its Regional Space Applications Programme (RESAP). The Mechanism is active in five countries: Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar.

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Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:25

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Integrated drought management workshop for Turkey

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Integrated Drought Management Workshop for Turkey [Ankara, AGM/CLPA/CLW]

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04/03/2014 to 06/03/2014

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Ankara

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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Spirit Training for National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Use of SPIRITS for drought monitoring and early warning by using MODIS data and rainfall estimates.

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NDMA internal

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24/02/2014 to 28/02/2014

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Nairobi

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National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

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United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Space-based Information for Flood and Drought Risk Reduction

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This year’s United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of

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05/06/2014 to 06/06/2014

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UN Campus Bonn

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Bonn

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

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German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Secure World Foundation (SWF)

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