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First Preparatory Committee meeting for WCDRR concluded

Member States delegations convened in Geneva

On 14 and 15 July 2014, Member States and major groups convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of Third United Nations Wor

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:03
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46.2266
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6.14048

GEO Announces GEO Appathon 2014 Competition

Our Earth from Space

On 9 May 2014 the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the launch of GEO Appathon 2014.

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Thu, 15/05/2014 - 11:06
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46.1984
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6.1423

Natural Disaster Mitigation and Earth Observations: a GEOSS perspective

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Wed, 08/01/2014
Venue City: 
Geneva
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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.

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Official launch of AfriGEOSS at AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14

During the AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14, held this week in Addis Abeba, AfriGEOSS was launched on 5 November 2013.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 09:59
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9.02274
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38.7468

USA: New strategy for civil earth observation

Nighttime photograph of the eastern coast of the United States seen from ISS.

On 19 April 2013, the US government's National Science and Technology Council released a National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effective

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Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:31
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38.8977
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-77.0365

Canadian Space Agency supports Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot

The Canadian Space Agency, in close cooperation with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), continues to be a major contributor to the Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP), whic

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Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:37

Mapping Data for European Disaster and Crisis Response

Emergency services working in the immediate aftermath of disasters will benefit from fast access to pan-European mapping created from interoperable, geospatial data thanks to an agreement b

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Thu, 17/11/2011 - 14:20
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41.0053
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28.977

January 2011

Issue Date: 
Mon, 07/02/2011

UN-SPIDER News

From Preparation to Response: Coastal Decision Support during the Caribbean Hurricane Season 2010 with RADARSAT-2

By Aube et al., posted on December 28th, 2010 in earthzine, Disasters, Earth Observation, Featured Article

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:52
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24.3575
longitude: 
-77.1945

17th GEO User Interface Committee meeting, Vienna, 25-27 January 2011

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Date: 
25/01/2011 - 27/01/2011

17th GEO User Interface Committee meeting in Vienna, Austria.

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