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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,

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Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:42

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 (MOD

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 15:00
latitude: 
43.1063
longitude: 
6.35422

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 satellite acquired these images on January 9, 2014.

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 11:09
latitude: 
42.0669
longitude: 
-81.3399

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 Environ

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 14:45
latitude: 
24.4667
longitude: 
54.3667

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
latitude: 
15.87
longitude: 
100.993

Dominican Republic - National Training course

The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response and UN

Date: 
13/05/2013 - 17/05/2013
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: 
<p>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).</p> <p>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.</p>
latitude: 
18.5
longitude: 
-69.9833

Sixth International Conference:Earth From Space:The Most Effective Solutions

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 15/09/2013
Venue City: 
Moscow
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Date: 
01/10/2013 - 03/10/2013
Venue: 
Vatutinki Complex, Moscow
Venue Country: 
Russia
Event Organisers: 

ScanEx Research and Development Center (ScanEx R&D Center)
Transparent World NGO
Center for information Technologies Development (CJSC)

Language of event: 
English
6th International Conference: EARTH FROM SPACE: The Most Effective Solutions

 6th International Conference "Earth from Space" - the Most Effective Solutions" is a  wide platform for discussing the ways of space information development.

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55.7512
longitude: 
37.6184

Cloudless Atlas: Building a perfect map of the world

Italy cloudless - seen from space

The mapping startup MapBox is a platform that offers users to make custom maps based on open data like OpenStreetMap - free of charge for the

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Wed, 15/05/2013 - 09:47

Pakistan: Building flash flood resilience in mountainous regions

As flash floods hit Pakistan in February and caused damage over a wide area which also killed 29 people in various area in Peshawar, ICIMOD, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Develop

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 08:59
latitude: 
34.0043
longitude: 
71.5448

CryoSat Third User Workshop

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 18/02/2013
Venue City: 
Dresden
Basic Information
Date: 
12/03/2013 - 14/03/2013
Venue: 
TU Dresden
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

European Space Agency

Language of event: 
English
Image CryoSat
latitude: 
51.0286
longitude: 
13.7315