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Scientist-volunteers map landslides from Nepal earthquakes

Volunteers are mapping earthquake-inducted landslides in Nepal (Image: NASA)

A team of international volunteers is combing through satellite imagery of the earthquake-affected areas in Nepal to identify additional hazards like earthquake-induced landslides. “Landslides are a common secondary

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:02

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New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:46

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016

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The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004).

A first announcement has been released, with a deadline for abstract submission on 16 October 2015. All received abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee, notification of acceptance will be provided in early February 2016. Registration to attend the event will be opened in February 2016, after the publication of the preliminary programme.

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50

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14

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09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 01/02/2016

Venue City: 

Prague

Venue Country: 

  • Czech Republic

Event Organisers: 

European Space Agency (ESA)

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Technology & Applications of Disaster Management International Conference 2015 “Managing Disaster Efficiently with Technologies”

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This conference will bring together leading technology companies, government bodies and agencies, stakeholders, decision makers, policy makers, researchers, engineers, scientists and public to have an open forum discussion and advance our knowledge in the area of

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3

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102

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27/10/2015 to 28/10/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 03/06/2015

Venue: 

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Venue City: 

Kuala Lumpur

Venue Country: 

  • Malaysia

Event Organisers: 

Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. (ATSB®)

Co-organisers: 

Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative(SEADPRI-UKM) 

Supported by Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) as well as Geospatial Information Science Research Centre of Universiti Putra Malaysia (GISRC-UPM).

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Satellite technology to combat droughts in India

During drought even drinking water can become scarce in Maharashtra (Image: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The state government of India is using satellite technology to keep an eye on the progress of water conversation schemes across more than 30,000 sites of Jalyukta Shivar Scheme in Maharashtra. 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship programme of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.

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Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:13

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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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39

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Cuba promotes use of satellite remote scanning and detecting

Cuba from space (Image: NASA)

At the Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, the country presented “A Look to the Outer Space” which promotes the use of satellite remote scanning and detecting to be used for the country”s economy.

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Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:12

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ESA International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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The 10-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business.

Hosted by the University of Barcelona at the four-star Hotel Alimara, the Summer School is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger.

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41

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Date: 

31/08/2015 to 10/09/2015

Venue City: 

Barcelona

Venue Country: 

  • Spain

Event Organisers: 

The ESA International Summer School is taking place in conjunction with the GNSS Summer School of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and is organised by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in cooperation with Stanford University in the US, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace in France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and University FAF Munich in Germany. 

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.

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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

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Thu, 05/07/2015

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Sharing data to improve soil research in Canada

Spaced based data about the consistency of soil can help farmers make better decisions (Image: USDA-NRCS)

NASA is working together with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and its real-time In-situ Soil Monitoring for Agriculture network (RISMA) to improve and prepare information about the consistency of soil.

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:58

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56

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-106
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