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Satellite technology to help fight Deforestation

Satellite image of deforestation in Brazil

The World Resources Institute, with Google and 40 other global partners, launched a website last week that helps monitor forests, Global Forest Watch.

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Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:42
Mon, 02/24/2014

Mongolia: Space Technologies for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

Satellite image of deserts in Mongolia

Recognizing the socioeconomic and humanitarian effects of drought in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) initiated the Regional Cooperative Mechanism for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning, under its Regional Space Applications Programme (RESAP). The Mechanism is active in five countries: Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar.

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Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:25

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Tue, 02/18/2014

Regional Workshop East Africa on remote sensing for agriculture and forestry management

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VITO provides training on the SPIRITS software to participants of the regional workshop East-Africa on remote sensing for agriculture and forestry management that is organized by the RCMRD and other partners in the AGRICAB project. 

 

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03/02/2014 to 14/02/2014

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Event Organisers: 

Africa Platform for Knowledge and Data Sharing on Earth Observation

RCMRD

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IGAC: New Satellite image processing system

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows floods in Colombia

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Colombia, Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi (IGAC), has enhanced its capacities to create accurate maps and baselines by acquiring a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite and Aerial processing system from the remote sensing software provider

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Thu, 30/01/2014 - 11:47

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5

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Thu, 01/30/2014

High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of Earth Observation” on the last day of the tenth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) in Geneva last week, agreed that effective risk assessment and 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15

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ESA: Sentinel 1a to be launched in April

Sentinel 1 from the European Unions Copernicus Program

BBC reported last week that the launch of the multibillion Euro satellites programme Sentinel is set to launch in the beginning of April.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:30

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Mon, 01/20/2014

AGIT 2014 - Geospatial Innovation for Society

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The Symposium hopes to offer a platform for exchange of information, ideas and impulses for further development of the work with GIS.

 

The topics of the Symposium will be:

Real time and smart cities

Green Energy

GISscience

Mobility and Infrastructure

Risk Assessment and management

OpenGovernment

People as Sensord and Collective Sensing (VGI)

GIS in Health

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02/07/2014 to 04/07/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 01/02/2014

Venue: 

University Salzburg

Venue City: 

Salzburg

Event Organisers: 

University Salzburg

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GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

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NGO's, NPO's and GIS experts from all around the world will gather between 7-8 April in Geneva Switzerland for the 2014 GIS for the United Nations Conference.

The Conference aims to show the possibilities Geospatial Information Systems and Geography have to offer to aid programs and other activities as well as to establish a platform for information exchange between stakeholders.

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46

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07/04/2014 to 08/04/2014

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Geneva

Event Organisers: 

ITU

UNITAR

UNOSAT

ESRI

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Australia: New South Wales launches GIS Emergency Response System

NASA's Terra satellite image of flooded communities in Australia

New South Wales State Emergency Services (NSW SES) launched a new mapping system to help emergency responders coordinate better rescue operations. It allows volunteers on the ground to instantly share real-time information.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28

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Thu, 01/09/2014

Esri International User Conference

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The Esri UC is the most important gathering of Esri developers, partners, and GIS consultants, giving you full access to the latest game-changing geospatial technologies under one roof. The annual Esri International User Conference aims to help stakeholders to identify and apply cutting-edge solutions on current challenges.

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33

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14/07/2014 to 18/07/2014

Venue: 

San Diego Convention Center

Venue City: 

San Diego

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ESRI

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