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NASA integrates soil moisture data into Disasters Mapping Portal

Screenshot of the SMAP tool in action. Image: NASA

Officially launched in 2015 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the SMAP mission is an orbiting satellite that measures the amount of wetness in the top layer of soil incrementally every 2-3 days.

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Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:40

World’s first weather satellite launched 60 years ago

The TIROS-1 satellite. Image: NASA

On 1 April 1960, NASA sent the Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS-1) into space. TIROS-1 was developed during the 1950s and, after years of experimental programmes and attempts, became the world’s first weather satellite.

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Thu, 16/04/2020 - 17:33

Large integrated satellite study reveals Greenland Ice Sheet melting faster

The terminus of Bear Glacier occurs in iceberg filled freshwater lagoon. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Image: NASA.

Scientists from 50 scientific institutions, led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) combined 26 independent satellite datasets to show that the Greenland Ice Sheet melt is increasing.

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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:38

NASA releases interactive 3D visualization of Australian smoke plumes

3D visualization of the Australian smoke plumes. Image: NASA.

When analysing wildfires and their impacts, remote sensing instruments provide frequent, broad coverage at minimal incremental cost and at no risk, compared with traditional in situ monitoring.

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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:07

Satellite data saves precious minutes and millions of dollars during disasters, NASA study finds

A first of its kind study by researchers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the Value of Information (VOI) for the near real-time satellite

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Tue, 17/12/2019 - 09:04

Advanced Webinar: SAR for Disasters and Hydrological Applications

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English
Image: NASA.

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By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

latitude: 

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Is a certificate Issued?: 

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03/12/2019 to 05/12/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 05/12/2019

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NASA ARSET

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Spanish

Study discusses use of space technology for detecting infrastructure instability

A satellite view of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy prior to its collapse in August 2018. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google.

Evaluating the safety and integrity of infrastructure such as bridges, which is often done through hands-on inspections, may soon be possible with the help of information captured several kilometers above the Earth’s surface. According to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) news article, scientists from NASA, the University of Bath, and the Italian Space Agency used historical synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

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Mon, 08/07/2019 - 14:49

NASA web page shows Earth observation data impact on people lives

 “Space for U.S.”, disaster search

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently released a new website, SpaceforUS, which intends to highlight how NASA has used its Earth observation

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Wed, 08/05/2019 - 15:56

Intermediate Webinar: Remote Sensing for Disasters

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

In the intermediate webinar Remote Sensing for Disasters, participants learn the usage of NASA products to monitor three kinds of disasters. The webinar takes place in three sessions on each Tuesday from 16 until 30 April 2019, starting 10 to 12 am and 2 to 4 pm. It is taught in English and Spanish and is free of charge.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

latitude: 

0

longitude: 

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Is a certificate Issued?: 

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16/04/2019 to 30/04/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 15/04/2019

Event Organisers: 

NASA

Language of event: 

1
Spanish

Soil moisture data sets become fertile ground for applications

Screenshot of ORNL DAAC Soil Moisture Visualizer.

An integrated data platform has been created to bring together a wide variety of

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Mon, 18/02/2019 - 10:28

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