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Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12)

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The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.

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12/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

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Ankara

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Congresium Ankara - Ato International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Söğütözü Caddesi No:1/A, 06510 Çankaya

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  • Turkey

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Data application of the month: Precipitation

GPM precipitation measurements of cyclone Pam departing Vanuatu on 17 March 2015. (Credit: NASA)

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Data application of the month: Precipitation
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Satellite technology to reduce drought risk in Kenya

Kenya vegetation anomaly during 2011 drought (Image: NASA/ J. Allen)

Satellite technology helps to monitor drought in Kenya providing detailed information about the strength, location, spatial extent and duration of the drought.

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Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:16

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Landsat-8 captures shrinking water reservoirs near São Paulo

The Jaguari Reservoir near São Paulo in February 2015

For three years south eastern and eastern Brazil has been experiencing one of its worst droughts in a century and satellite images captured by Landsat-8 in the first months of 2015 do not bring any hope.  

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Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:36

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Tue, 03/10/2015

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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

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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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