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EU launches INCREO project: Earth Observation for civil protection and disaster management

Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation

The Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation (INCREO) project brings together earth observation data gathered through EU's Copernicus programme and makes it available for emergency servi

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Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:40

Contract signed for Development of Sentinel-1B Satellite

Sentinel-1B satellite contract signed

On 17 July 2014, representatives of ESA and Arianespace met in ESA’s headquarters in Paris to sign a contract to build the Sentinel-1B satellite scheduled.

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Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:25
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OGC collaborates with EU Joint Research Centre on standardisation

The Open Geospatial Consortium develops geospatial and location standards for a

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) formalised their collaboration by signing a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use

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Fri, 20/06/2014 - 16:30

UN-SPIDER participates in European Space Solutions Conference

UN-SPIDER's Senior Programme Coordinator, Mr Luc St-Pierre, participated in the European Space Solutions Conference, which took place from 11 to 13 June 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Tue, 17/06/2014 - 14:11
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UN-SPIDER participates in IWG-SEM meeting

The Working Group discusses international harmonization

UN-SPIDER, together with representatives of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Commission (EC), SERTIT, ITHACA and the US Geological Survey (USGS), participated in a meeting of the Int

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Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:53
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EU Copernicus Mapping Services produces maps for floods in Balkan states

Extent of floods near Jagodina, Serbia on 15 May 2014

The Emergency Mapping Service of the European Union's Copernicus programme was activated to provide satellite-based maps of the severe floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

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Tue, 20/05/2014 - 16:09
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European Union - European External Action Service (EEAS)

The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world.

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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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Thu, 13/03/2014 - 08:46
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New legislation adopted on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

On 10 December 2013, the European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism paving, by doing so, the way for stronger cooperation in responding to disasters.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:15
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Ukraine: EU ratifies agreement on satellite navigation cooperation

Visualisation of the European GNSS Evolution Programme

On 8 October 2013, the European Parliament ratified an agreement on jointly developing a civil global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with Ukraine, as the Ukraine News Agency Interfax announced.

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Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:05
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