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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Pacific Policy Makers Dialogue

Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region of the world

Recognizing the importance of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Japan Aerospace Explora

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Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:04
latitude: 
13.7279
longitude: 
100.524

NASA: TRMM satellite moving towards end of mission

Artist Rendition of TRMM Satellite

On 8 July 2014, pressure sensors on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission’s (TRMM) satellite were triggered indicating the on board fuel tank to be near the end of its fuel supply.&nb

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:34
latitude: 
39.0046
longitude: 
-76.8755

EarthCARE Workshop 2014

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Fri, 13/06/2014
Venue City: 
Odaiba
Basic Information
Date: 
17/09/2014 - 19/09/2014
Venue: 
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation "Miraikan" (Odaiba, Tokyo) 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
Venue Country: 
Japan
Event Organisers: 

JAXA, ESA, NICT.

Language of event: 
English

The workshop shall provide a forum for the science communities interested in EarthCARE or in the observation of cloud, aerosol and radiation from space or ground, as well as for the climate modelli

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35.6175
longitude: 
139.78

First set of data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission published

Artist's depiction of NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission

The first set of data from the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is now available to the public.

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Fri, 27/06/2014 - 11:06

Japan: JAXA successfully launched new mapping satellite Daichi-2

The launch of ALOS-2 on 24 May was broadcast live via Youtube

On 24 May 2014, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA successfully launched their new mapping satellite Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2).

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Mon, 26/05/2014 - 08:09
latitude: 
30.3748
longitude: 
130.959

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

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) status update

NASA and JAXA launched their joint GPM mission

The GPM Core Observatory is continuing its pre-programmed course and is communicating with the GPM Mission Operations Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 11:19

Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:41
latitude: 
30.4141
longitude: 
130.901

Flooding patters: Seeing wetlands in South Sudan from space

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (Jaxa) supplied remote sensing data to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to elaborate an up-to-date map of the Sudd, one of the larg

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Wed, 06/02/2013 - 12:34
latitude: 
7.79808
longitude: 
30.7617

ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of space-based inform

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17