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USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11

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37

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China: Successful launch of Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite

Remote sensing satellites enable studying many aspects of the planet.

On 9 August 2014, the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters, the center said.

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:55

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Southeast Asia: Global Forest Watch Fires released

154  forest and land fires across Riau province on 20 July.

GFW-Fires is a new dynamic online platform for forest monitoring and fire alert system covering Southeast Asia by providing near-real time information and high-resolution satellite images.

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:20

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-6

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Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was launched in September 2010.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31

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Philippines: LiDAR mapping of major river basins completed

The Philippines are frequently affected by floods

The Department of Science and Technology  of Philippines (DOST) has achieved the Light Ranging and Detection Technology (LiDAR) mapping of the three major river basins in Western Visayas.

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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:55

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13

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GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide hands-on experience with advanced GIS capabilities for water resources modeling.

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40

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Date: 

04/08/2014 to 06/08/2014

Venue City: 

West Lafayette

Venue: 

Purdue University, Civil Engeneering Bldg

Event Organisers: 

Purdue University

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19th Post Graduate Course in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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How to apply?

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30

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Date: 

01/07/2014 to 31/03/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 01/02/2014

Venue: 

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun

Venue City: 

Dehradun

Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific

Language of event: 

1

Spirit Training for National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Use of SPIRITS for drought monitoring and early warning by using MODIS data and rainfall estimates.

Training Target Audience: 

NDMA internal

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Date: 

24/02/2014 to 28/02/2014

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Event Organisers: 

National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

JRC

BOKU

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1

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

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Fri, 10/01/2014 - 10:52

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59

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Fri, 01/10/2014

Dominican Republic - National Training course

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The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for

Date: 

13/05/2013 to 17/05/2013

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Title of Training: 

Remote Sensing in the Context of Floods

Trainers: 

UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC

Target Group: 

Members of the Interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (EIGEO-GR)

Training Profile: 

Following the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) conducted in January 2010 as well as the consequent Institutional Strenghtening Mission (ISM) in November 2011, the interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (Equipo de Información Geo-Espacial para Gestión de Riesgos - EIGEO-GR) was established in the Dominican Republic. It incorporates nearly 15 government ministries, agencies and university centers. EIGEO-GR is headed by a representative of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias).

The one-week training for EIGEO-GR members in Santo Domingo focused on the use of space-based information in case of floods. It comprised lectures as well as hands-on training using different data types and software packages.

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19

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-70

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