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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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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 06/10/2014 - 09:59

WorldView-3: First images available

Sample image of Madrid, Spain, captured by DigitalGlobe's high resolution satell

On 13 August 2014, the technology provider DigitalGlobe launched its new WorldView-3 satellite, an Earth Observation satellite with 27 super-spectral bands.

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:14

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAVA)

On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) were merged

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IWG-SEM spring meeting 2014 (Munich)

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Date: 
20/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
Venue: 
DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany
Venue Country: 
Germany
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: SERTIT, ITHACA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, DLR-ZKI, EC-DG ENTR, DLR-ZKI

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2013 (Washington)

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Date: 
10/10/2013 - 11/10/2013
Venue: 
ICF Conference Center, Fairfax, Washington DC, USA
Venue Country: 
United States of America
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: JAXA, PDC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, NASA, ITHACA, EC-JRC, DLR-ZKI, GWU

 

Meeting Summary

The meeting covered following topics:

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2013 (Torino)

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Date: 
22/04/2013 - 23/04/2013
Venue: 
ITHACA, Torino, Italy
Venue Country: 
Italy
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, EC-JRC, EC-ECHO, EC-ENTR, DFO, ITHACA, JAXA, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS/EROS

 

IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2012 (Geneva)

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Date: 
15/10/2012 - 16/10/2012
Venue: 
Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Geneva, Switzerland
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Language of event: 
English

Participating Organizations: DLR-ZKI, GEO, ITHACA, JRC, NASA, National Geomatics Center of China, OGC, SERVIR, UNOSAT, USGS

 

IWG-SEM spring meeting 2012 (Ispra)

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Date: 
16/04/2012 - 17/04/2012
Venue: 
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Venue Country: 
Italy
Language of event: 
English

Meeting Summary

This was the initial meeting where the IWG-SEM was founded. Its official name "International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping" and acronym were agreed.

Enhancing technical and procedural cooperation in satellite-based emergency mapping at global scale

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Date: 
19/09/2011 - 20/09/2011
Venue: 
Schloss Hohenkammer, near Munich, Germany
Venue Country: 
Germany
Language of event: 
English

Background

Over the last decade, the use of Earth Observation satellites to support disaster and emergency relief has significantly increased.

International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM)

IWG-SEMThe IWG-SEM is the volu