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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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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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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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Data application of the month: Drought monitoring

Agricultural Stress Index (FAO)

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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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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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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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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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