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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, as UN-SPIDER reported; many of them were deliberately set in order to clean the land. Although this is illegal, it is still a common practice in the region. NASA’s satellites Terra and Aqua monitor these fires from Space.

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Mon, 10/03/2014 - 14:19

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Mon, 03/10/2014

France will release archived SPOT data to public

Satellite imagery from SPOT satellites free available

The French government has announced to release free of charge satellite images from its Spot optical

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Thu, 06/03/2014 - 10:49

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Thu, 03/06/2014

USAID Administrator visits ICIMOD

Satellite image of the Himalayan region

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), visited UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal – the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) - to discuss the role of science and technology in monitoring the environment and in supporting the development of the region.

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Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:38

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Wed, 02/26/2014

Indonesia: Aqua and Terra satellites locate nearly 530 fire hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images help detect fires in Indonesia

NASA’s satellites detected over 500 hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires across the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. In Riau Province alone, the authorities located over 380 hotspots through satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua missions.

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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:10

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Tue, 02/25/2014

Satellite technology to help fight Deforestation

Satellite image of deforestation in Brazil

The World Resources Institute, with Google and 40 other global partners, launched a website last week that helps monitor forests, Global Forest Watch.

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Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:42

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Mon, 02/24/2014

NASA publishes satellite images of wildfires in Australia

The bushfire in Grampians National Park burned 43,000 hectares (106,000 acres)

This image of intense bushfires in and around Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia, was captured from Space on 17 January by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 15:00

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Wed, 01/22/2014

Satellite images show the Great Lakes in Canada covered with ice

NASA's satellite Aqua captured this MODIS natural color image of lake Erie
MODIS infrared image of Lake Erie in Canada showing the ice cover

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 11:09

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Thu, 01/16/2014

Satellite images show the vulnerability of the Arab region to climate change

Landsat satellite shows the vanishing wetlands in the Arab Region

"The Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment" recently released by the United Nations

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Mon, 13/01/2014 - 14:45

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Mon, 01/13/2014

Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00

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Fri, 12/06/2013

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

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13/05/2013 to 17/05/2013

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Remote Sensing in the Context of Floods

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UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC

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

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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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