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AARSE2020 "Space And Geospatial Technologies For The Africa We Want"

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AARSE logo. Image: AARSE

The primary aim of AARSE is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and the society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and utilizing responsibly, the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology.

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26/10/2020 to 30/10/2020

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Mon, 31/08/2020

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Kigali

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  • Rwanda

Event Organisers: 

African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri)

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NASA Soil Moisture Mission to predict natural hazards

High-resolution global soil moisture map from SMAP (Image: NASA)

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission has begun science operations. SMAP investigates global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed. This information help scientist understand links among Earth’s water, energy and carbon cycles. In addition, map global soil moisture can help to monitor and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts.

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Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:09

Afghanistan: More support for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Charter activation for floods in Afghanistan, satellite images

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) made an appeal for greater support for disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.

As UN-SPIDER reported, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated over the weekend due to mudslides in the Province Badahkshan. Officials expect the death toll to reach over 500 people, 4000 are displaced.

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Thu, 08/05/2014 - 15:02

Conservation Biology Institute (CBI)

The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) provides scientific expertise to support the conservation and recovery of biological diversity in its natural state, through applied research, education, planning, and community service. The CBI utilizes GIS and remote sensing data to conduct assessments and planning in support of global conservation projects.

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COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth for Disaster Risk Reduction

COCONet sites in the Caribbean

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:32

COCONet: Measuring atmosphere and Earth to reduce disaster risks

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

The Caribbean: A complex multi-hazards region

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GI_Forum 2013 – Creating the GISociety

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The University of Salzburg hosts again the international GI community from July 2 - 5, 2013: The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIScience audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognized scientists they will find a vibrant community from academia, business, and education ready to embrace new ideas and explore new research directions.

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03/07/2013 to 05/07/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 04/04/2013

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Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics

Venue City: 

Salzburg

Event Organisers: 

Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics: Z_GIS,

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Geoscience Australia facilitates disaster-risk management skills

Geoscience Australia is engaging in capacity building for disaster-risk management in the Asia-Pacific region. In a technical workshop, 40 representatives from 13 developing nations are trained to improve their capacity to assess natural hazard risk. The training includes hazard and risk modeling tools including how to develop hazard maps and impact scenarios for earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and tropical cyclones.

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 14:07

UN-SPIDER at ENHANS International Workshop “Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa”

The Extreme Natural Hazards And Societal Implications (ENHANS) International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa was held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 17 to 20 January 2011. The Workshop was hosted by the Aon Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, University of Pretoria, and sponsored by ENHANS/International Council for Science (ICSU), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 12:31

Drought

In general, drought is defined as an extended period - a season, a year, or several years - of deficient rainfall relative to the statistical multi-year average for a region. However, dozens of more specific drought definitions are used around the world that are defined according to the lack of rain over various time periods, or measured impacts such as reservoir levels or crop losses.

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