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Monitoring Volcanoes and Magma Movements

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The free online course, provided by the University of Iceland, gives an introduction to volcano monitoring techniques, magma movements and volcano unrest. It presents some aspects of why volcanoes are dangerous and volcanic hazards. The course starts on 4 March 2019 and lasts for six weeks.

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04/03/2019 to 15/03/2019

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Sun, 03/03/2019

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The University of Iceland

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EMSEV 2018 - Integrating geophysical observations from ground to space for earthquake and volcano investigations

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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EMSEV (Electro-Magnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes) is an Interdisciplinary IUGG Working Group supported by IASPEI, IAGA, and IAVCEI.

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17/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

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Wed, 15/08/2018

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Potenza historical city centre

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Potenza

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  • Italy

Event Organisers: 

• International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

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Study highlights uses of LiDAR for earthquake damage assessments

Collapsed building after the Kumamoto earthquake, Japan. Photo: Hyolee2/CC BY-SA 3.0

A study conducted by engineers from Tohoku University in Japan sees promising opportunities for LiDAR applications in the context of informing responders after earthquakes. The team investigated the use of LiDAR for earthquake damage assessments following two earthquakes which hit the Island of Kyushu within in 28 hours in April 2016.

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:44

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) was established in 2002 after a process of deliberation within the research community. Following extensive consultation with its sister departments, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) took the lead by mandating and funding the National Research Foundation to develop SAEON as an institutionalised network of departments, universities, science institutions and industrial partners.

According to the SAEON mandate, its responsibilities rest on three mandates: observation, information and education.

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Data application of the month: Drought monitoring

Agricultural Stress Index (FAO)

What is drought monitoring used for?

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Data application of the month: Drought
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Azerbaijan to use satellite data for seismic monitoring

Caucasus Mountains on the Azerbaijan border, November 9, 2008

The first telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1 will monitor the seismologic situation of Azerbaijan, which is located in a highly seismically active zone.

Azerspace-1, launched in February 2013, covers Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Africa and offers digital broadcasting services, internet access and data transmission for disaster monitoring and communication exchange between the stations of the monitoring system.

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Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:43

Algerian Space Agency tracks land use change with Alsat-2A

Diachronic analysis of urban and environmental development of El Kala, Algeria.

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Algeria, the Algerian Space Agency, has recently published the results of bi-phase satellite observations on the towns of El Tarf and El Kala and their surroundings. The goal was to monitor urban sprawl and land use changes that might impact on the environment.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:25

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United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln developed a map, which shows the extended area affected by high temperatures and subsequent droughts in the United States.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:27

NASA tracks tropical Cyclone Jack to its end

satellite tracks precipitation and rainfall rates

Tropical Cyclone Jack lost power yesterday, 22 April 2014, and is no longer on the scale of tropical cyclones. However, NASA’s TRMM satellite took one last look at the storm yesterday.

The TRMM satellite is co-managed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. The satellite mission flew twice over the storm and delivered data about rainfall and precipitation rates. The TRMM’s Microwave Imager and Precipitation Radar were used to create this image.

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Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:55

UCLA geographers create a new way to measure river flows

New measurements method t suppliement flood warning systems

A team of geographers at University of California have developed a new approach to measure river flows from outer space. This approach relies exclusively on the measurements of a river's width over time, which can be obtained from freely available satellite imagery. "Our new method doesn't require access to the country or getting in the river to safely take measurements in the field," said Colin Gleason, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in geography in UCLA.

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:57

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