drought

Data application of the month: Drought monitoring

Agricultural Stress Index (FAO)

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Data application of the month: Drought
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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in 2014

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Data application of the month: Land Cover
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Space application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

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Space application of the month: Soil moisture
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NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published followed by Latin America and the Caribbean

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015. Previously, the data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000 was only available in the US.

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Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23

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UN-SPIDER Training Course on Space Technologies for Drought Monitoring

Participants of the training programme in Beijing.

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" in Beijing, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office offered an international training course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment Using Space Technology from 18 to 22 September, 2014. The participants included experts from Member States with which UN-SPIDER has previously cooperated.

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Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:08

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International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space Technology

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The training is organised for the benefit of the countries supported by UN-SPIDER through its technical advisory support services.

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18/09/2014 to 22/09/2014

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Beihang Training centre, Beihang University

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Beijing

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UN-SPIDER and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

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UN-SPIDER Updates August 2014

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Fri, 05/09/2014
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IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI

Time series of NDVI average 2001-2004 of clean pasture areas

Continuing progress in studies and advancing in the area of drought monitoring in agricultural areas, the Remote Sensing Group of the Center for Research and Development in Geographic Information of IGAC (CIAF) in Colombia, has been analyzing time series of the Normalized Differenced Vegetation Index (NDVI) based on MODIS data obtained by NASA's Terra

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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 13:53

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Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

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Fri, 01/08/2014
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NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level. The Soil Moisture Active Passive SMAP satellite mission to be launched in October 2014 as part of NASA’s fall launch schedule will collect local data agriculture and water managers needed globally.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:24

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