Earth Observation

IWMI: Training on Earth observation for flood risk mapping

Approximately 30 experts participated in the workshop and training (Image: IWMI)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka, the International Water Management Institute IWMI, conducted a training on "Earth Observation Technologies for Flood-risk Mapping and Forecast Rating Curve for Flood Recession Agriculture in Nigeria".

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Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:19

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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

Venue Country: 

  • Austria

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA

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United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum "Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development"

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The Forum will open with a High Level Panel debate on the role of space science and technology in fostering global development, bringing together decision-makers and experts, and will continue with the four breakout sessions on Space Economy, Space Society, Space Accessibility and Space Diplomacy. The Forum's recommendations and conclusions will be included in the Dubai Declaration to be adopted by the Forum.

Expected outcomes of the Forum include:

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15/11/2015 to 17/11/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 30/09/2015

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Dubai

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  • United Arab Emirates

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Arab Emirates

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Satellite technology to combat droughts in India

During drought even drinking water can become scarce in Maharashtra (Image: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The state government of India is using satellite technology to keep an eye on the progress of water conversation schemes across more than 30,000 sites of Jalyukta Shivar Scheme in Maharashtra. 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship programme of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.

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Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:13

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Africa starts using the potential of space technology

Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden from the International Space Station (Image: NASA)

In recent years, many African countries have started using the potential and usefulness of space technology more and more, as an article in The Conversation points out. In sub-Saharan Africa, these are mostly Nigeria and South Africa.

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:56

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Cuba promotes use of satellite remote scanning and detecting

Cuba from space (Image: NASA)

At the Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, the country presented “A Look to the Outer Space” which promotes the use of satellite remote scanning and detecting to be used for the country”s economy.

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Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:12

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ESA International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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The 10-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business.

Hosted by the University of Barcelona at the four-star Hotel Alimara, the Summer School is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger.

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Date: 

31/08/2015 to 10/09/2015

Venue City: 

Barcelona

Venue Country: 

  • Spain

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The ESA International Summer School is taking place in conjunction with the GNSS Summer School of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and is organised by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in cooperation with Stanford University in the US, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace in France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and University FAF Munich in Germany. 

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2015 Edition of ESA's advanced land training course

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As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM)programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of

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14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

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  • Romania

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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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New study warns: loss of rainfall satellites will hamper flood management

Flood affected areas will suffer under the loss of rain fall satellites (Image: United States Marine Corps)

Currently, there are 10 satellites dedicated to monitoring rainfall, but soon this number is likely to fall: four satellites have already passed their design life and others will follow soon. This will strongly affect flood management globally, shows a study published at Environmental Research Letter.

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Fri, 08/05/2015 - 13:51

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