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Algerian Space Agency tracks land use change with Alsat-2A

Diachronic analysis of urban and environmental development of El Kala, Algeria.

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Algeria, the Algerian Space Agency, has recently published the results of bi-phase satellite observations on the towns of El Tarf and El Kala and their

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:25
latitude: 
36.7559
longitude: 
8.2213

United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Un

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:27
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36.7783
longitude: 
-119.418

NASA tracks tropical Cyclone Jack to its end

satellite tracks precipitation and rainfall rates

Tropical cyclone Jack lost power yesterday, 22 April 2014, and is no longer on the scale of tropical cyclones. However, NASA’s TRMM satellite took one last look at the storm yesterday.

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Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:55
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-18.1263
longitude: 
84.6826

UCLA geographers create a new way to measure river flows

New measurements method t suppliement flood warning systems

A team of geographers at University of California have developed a new approach to measure river flows from outer space.

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:57
latitude: 
34.0522
longitude: 
-118.244

The Philippines: New disaster operations centre launched

Satellite image of typhoon hitting the Philippines

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with the technology provider IBM launched the Intelligent Operations Cen

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:47
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14.676
longitude: 
121.044

FAO launches Global Land Cover SHARE database

Satellite picture crop seeds

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released their Global Land Cover SHARE database

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Fri, 21/03/2014 - 12:04

Indonesia: Sumatra is covered with haze from ongoing fires

satellite image of fires in Indonesia

Since February, many fires have broken out on the Sumatra peninsula in Indonesia,

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Mon, 10/03/2014 - 14:19
latitude: 
-0.589724
longitude: 
101.343

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

Spirit Training for National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Nairobi
Basic Information
Date: 
24/02/2014 - 28/02/2014
Venue Country: 
Kenya
Event Organisers: 

National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

JRC

BOKU

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Target Audience: 
NDMA internal
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

Use of SPIRITS for drought monitoring and early warnin

Russia: New Space monitoring station for emergency prevention and prediction

NASA's Terra satellite image shows the impact Ural has on weather developments

Yesterday, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, announced that it will set up a new space monitoring station for prevention a

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Fri, 10/01/2014 - 10:52
latitude: 
59.0077
longitude: 
61.9316