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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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Publishing Date: 
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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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:47
latitude: 
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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Publishing Date: 
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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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 10:52
latitude: 
59.0077
longitude: 
61.9316

MEA: multi-product data exploitation system with global data coverage since 1978

The Multi-sensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) platform supports Earth Observation communities in loading, visualizing and analysing multi-dimensional

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:31
latitude: 
1.84092
longitude: 
42.8158

Workshop on Governance Capacity and Natural Disasters: Enhancing Preparedness, Response and Rebuilding

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Honolulu
Basic Information
Date: 
26/08/2013 - 28/08/2013
Venue: 
John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center
Venue Country: 
Hawai
Event Organisers: 

East-West Center
University of Hawaii at M?noa
United Nations University

Language of event: 
English

This workshop brings theoretical and practical expertise to address how governance mechanisms can be enhanced to address natural disasters.

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21.3069
longitude: 
-157.858

UNEP-GEAS publishes Report on Early Warning Systems

The UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has launched an in-depth report focusing on

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 12:48