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Japan: Preparing for launch of ALOS-2

ALOS-2 be capable of observing day and night

Japan's next generation Earth Observation satellite ALOS-2 will be launched from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center on 24 May 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:31
latitude: 
30.4141
longitude: 
130.901

Copernicus: EU Parliament paves way for operational phase of Earth Observation Programme

Flood delineation map for Gloucester, UK, created by Copernicus in February 2014

On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation of Copernicus, the European Union's Earth Observation Programme.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 08:46
latitude: 
50.8385
longitude: 
4.37622

Israel: Own satellite to monitor crops from outer space

Thermal image of Israel after a wild fire

Israel has years of experience in satellite communication and navigation. The country is now preparing to launch its first Earth Observation satellite to monitor crops.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:42
latitude: 
31.0461
longitude: 
34.8516

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

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bonn
Basic Information
Date: 
05/06/2014 - 06/06/2014
Venue: 
UN Campus Bonn
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

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

Language of event: 
English

This year’s United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction will focus on the use of space

latitude: 
50.7184
longitude: 
7.12743

NASA prepares for a big year in Earth Science

The GPM satellite created by NASA and JAXA

NASA is preparing to launch five Earth Science missions in 2014 in order to enhance the monitoring of the planet.

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Wed, 29/01/2014 - 13:50

Mexico: Coral reef protection with satellite technology

MODIS image a smoke cloud over Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Mexican National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Bioiversity (CONABIO) contracted a provider of satellite data EOMAP to deliver high resolution environmental information of the Maya Coast,

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 11:29
latitude: 
20.454
longitude: 
-87.2342

Esri partners up with GEOSS

MODIS image caught by NASA's satellite showing detailed features of the Earth

Esri, one of the largest providers worldwide for Geographic Information System software, has recently announced its partnership with GEOSS.

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Wed, 15/01/2014 - 10:05

International Space Station: Proposal request for remote sensing projects

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff inside the US National Laboratory

CASIS, the nonprofit organization managing research in the U.S.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 14/01/2014 - 11:19
latitude: 
38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

Natural Disaster Mitigation and Earth Observations: a GEOSS perspective

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Wed, 08/01/2014
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
13/01/2014
Venue: 
Centre International de Conferences
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

Secure World Foundation and GEO Secretariat

Language of event: 
English

Earth Observation and information system had advanced considerably in the last decades. They proved to be of great value for first responders and risk managers in disaster areas.

latitude: 
46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423

Earth Observation for Food and Agriculture: Ukraine RSO takes part in Workshop

Prof. Nataliia Kussul of the UN-SPIDER RSO delivered a presentation

Representatives of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine, hosted by SRI NASU-SSAU, took part in the International Meeting on Food Security, Earth Observations and Agricultural Monitoring

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 13:45
latitude: 
44.4325
longitude: 
26.1039