TerraSAR

Bolivia: UN-SPIDER RSO Recommended Practice used in International Charter activation

A Recommended Practice elaborated by UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Ukraine, was used by to create maps in a recent activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters for the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

The mechanism was triggered on 25 February 2015 after heavy floods started affecting the northern part of the country. The flooding had been caused by accumulating rainfall since January, causing the River Acre to overflow.

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Bolivia: UN-SPIDER RSO Recommended Practice used in International Charter activation

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Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:44

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DLR Radar Satellites trace Settlement Patterns

The vertical structures of building reflect the satellite radar signals

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently developed a satellite-based map of human settlements, with a precision currently unparalleled by other global surveys. The maps are based on data of the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X captured from an altitude of 500 kilometres.

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:33

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48

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11
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Italy: Satellites show Venice sinking

Displacement rate detected between 2008 and 2009.

Researchers at the University of Padua, Italy, have found satellite-based evidence that the city of Venice keeps sinking.

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Wed, 02/10/2013 - 17:41

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45

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UN-SPIDER June 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 

Fri, 29/06/2012
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In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER Side event at Rio+20
  • UN-SPIDER supports International Workshop on Drought
  • Call for experts for Technical Advisory Mission to Cape Verde closed
  • UN-SPIDER Newsletter “Technical Advisory Support” available

News from our Regional Support Offices

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TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing. In its fifth year in space TerraSAR-X has served its planned life-span, but is expected to continue functioning for several years. "TerraSAR-X has now been operating almost flawlessly for five years.

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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

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Mon, 06/18/2012
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