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NASA Soil Moisture Mission to predict natural hazards

High-resolution global soil moisture map from SMAP (Image: NASA)

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission has begun science operations. SMAP investigates global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed. This information help scientist understand links among Earth’s water, energy and carbon cycles. In addition, map global soil moisture can help to monitor and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts.

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Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:09

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Afghanistan: More support for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Charter activation for floods in Afghanistan, satellite images

The Afghanistan National

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Conservation Biology Institute (CBI)

The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) provides scientific expertise to support the conservation and recovery of biological diversity in its natural state through applied research, education, planning, and community service.

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COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth for Disaster Risk Reduction

COCONet sites in the Caribbean

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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COCONet: GPS stations for hazard assessment

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COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth to Reduce Risk from Natural Hazards

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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GI_Forum 2013 – Creating the GISociety

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The University of Salzburg hosts again the international GI community from July 2 - 5, 2013: The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIScience audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognized scientists they will find a vibrant community from academia, business, and education ready to embrace new ideas and explore new research directions.

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03/07/2013 to 05/07/2013

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Thu, 04/04/2013

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Salzburg

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Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics

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Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics: Z_GIS,

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Geoscience Australia facilitates disaster-risk management skills

Geoscience Australia is engaging in capacity building for

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 14:07
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UN-SPIDER at ENHANS International Workshop “Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa”

The Extreme Natural Hazards And Societal Implications (ENHANS) International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and

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Natural hazard

Natural process or phenomenon that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage. Comment: Natural hazards are a sub-set of all hazards. The term is used to describe actual hazard events as well as the latent hazard conditions that may give rise to future events. Natural hazard events can be characterized by their magnitude or intensity, speed of onset, duration, and area of extent.

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