Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction - Space based and geospatial information to assess health of ecosystems

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Wed, 15/04/2015

This article, written by UN-SPIDER's Beijing Office Head of Office Dr. Shirish Ravan, highlights the importance of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience. Space-based information, being a perfect tool for analysing the robustness of ecosystems, has a lot to contribute to the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework) and the Sustainable Development Goals currently being defined by the United Nations.


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POLinSAR: Mapping Earth's natural resources from Space

Height of Bangladesh mangrove

More than 275 researchers from around the world gathered last week at the biennial POLinSAR and first Biomass science workshops hosted at ESA’s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy. Polarimetric InSAR – or POLinSAR – is a remote sensing technique based on combining polarimetric and interferometric information in synthetic aperture radar images.


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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 13:32

15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference & EXPO SGEM2015

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The 15th Anniversary of SGEM2015 Scientific GeoConference will bring together scientists and experts from research and educational institutions, companies, governmental agencies and consultings to exchange ideas and to define the research priorities in the fields of geosciences. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary edition of the conference all participants will receive a 15% discount from the registration fees. Also, on this occasion, the organizing team will prepare a lot of surprises at the venue for every participating lecturer, co-lecturer, publisher or virtual lecturer.






16/06/2015 to 25/06/2015


Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort & SPA, Bulgaria

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Venue Country: 

  • Bulgaria

Event Organisers: 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Academy of Sciences of The Czech Republic; Latvian Academy of Sciences; Polish Academy of Sciences; Russian Academy of Sciences; Serbian Academy of; Sciences And Arts; Slovak Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Bulgarian Industrial Association

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Mexico: Coral reef protection with satellite technology

MODIS image a smoke cloud over Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Mexican National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Bioiversity (CONABIO) contracted a provider of satellite data EOMAP to deliver high resolution environmental information of the Maya Coast, Yucatan peninsula, the Mexican Caribbean sea coast.


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 11:29
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