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NASA satellites capture effects of US drought

A deep and persistent drought struck vast portions of the continental United States in 2012. Though there has been some relief in the late summer, a pair of satellites operated by NASA shows that the drought lingers in the underground water supplies that are often tapped for drinking water and farming.

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Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:37

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Wed, 09/26/2012

Flood map of Pakistan via Charter released

On 18 September 2012, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Pakistan. Torrential rain, which began on 5 September, had caused flash floods in Pakistan leaving an estimated one million people homeless.

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Tue, 25/09/2012 - 15:06

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Tue, 09/25/2012

GeoEye partners up with Fugro

GeoEye satellite image showing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The satellite imagery provider GeoEye announced an agreement with Fugro for online imagery dissemination through Fugro World, Fugro's global portal for delivery of data and solutions. GeoEye’s EyeQ platform will be integrated with Fugro World to support online access to satellite imagery.

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Thu, 13/09/2012 - 08:00
Thu, 09/13/2012

GIO EMS: New European GMES mapping service publishes user guide

GMES, the European Earth Monitoring programme, has published a user guide to its new, free of charge emergency mapping service, the GMES Initial Operations Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS-Mapping). The guide will be made available on the GIO Portal.

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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:50
Thu, 08/23/2012

UNOOSA activates International Charter for Earthquake in Iran

Iran Earthquake

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 18:22

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Geoscience Australia makes Landsat imagery freely available

Geoscience Australia (GA) will soon publish free satellite images in near real time. The images will be captured by the satellite Landsat 8, expected to launch in early 2013 and to be fully operational by May or June of that year. They will be published online under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

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Tue, 24/07/2012 - 11:55
Tue, 07/24/2012

DigitalGlobe buys GeoEye

DigitalGlobe Inc has struck a deal to buy GeoEye Inc for $453 million, creating the world's largest provider of commercial satellite imagery. These two companies are the only suppliers of commercial satellite imagery to U.S. spy and military agencies. They are joining forces ahead of drastic cuts expected in the U.S. defense budget. Moreover, the combined company aims to prompt its commercial and international trade in an attempt to reduce dependence on the U.S. government.

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Tue, 24/07/2012 - 11:46
Tue, 07/24/2012

GeoEye-2: GeoEye's next generation

GeoEye's next-generation imaging system, GeoEye-2 has been delivered to its operator in California, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. GeoEye-2 will become operational in 2013 to produce high

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Wed, 11/04/2012 - 08:27
Wed, 04/11/2012

Timely Upgrade of Weather Information Systems

The United States Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the U.S. State Department and USAID’s Office of Foreign

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:29

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Tue, 02/21/2012

Philippines: Geo-hazard maps go public

The Philippine government has made geo-hazard maps, which outline areas prone to natural disasters, publicly available in a bid to reduce vulnerability at community level.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:03

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