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Viet Nam launches satellite to enhance response to disasters

An Epsilon-4 rocket lifts-off from Uchinoura Space Centre in Japan on 18 January 2019. Image: JAXA.

A new Earth observation satellite developed by Viet Nam, which aims to enhance the country’s ability to respond to disasters and climate change, was launched into space on 18 January 2019. The MicroDragon satellite was put into orbit via an Epsilon-4 rocket, which lifted-off from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan.

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Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:50

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Oil Spill Mapping with Sentinel-1

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This webinar provides the basics of image processing for oil spill mapping. It demonstrates how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. The ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox will be employed to demonstrate the methodology to map an area affected by this type of pollution.

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07/11/2018

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National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)

NOSDRA was established in 2006 as an institutional framework to co-ordinate the implementation of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) for Nigeria in accordance with the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC 90) to which Nigeria is a signatory. Since its establishment, the Agency has been ensuring compliance with environment legislation in the Nigerian Petroleum Sector.

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Data application of the month: Oil spill mapping

Oil slick from the Argo Merchant, December 1976

What is the importance of oil spill monitoring?

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International Charter activated for an oil spill off the coast of Viet Nam

Satellite picture of Vietnam (Image: Wikipedia)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for an oil spill off the coast of Viet Nam. The mechanism was activated by the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Vietnam) to receive satellite-based emergency information and maps.

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Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:39

BSEE and NOAA offer Arctic oil spill response mapping tool

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States offer an Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) for oil spills in the Arctic region.

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Tue, 28/08/2012 - 11:29

Small But Agile Proba-1 Reaches 10 Years in Orbit

A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets. Celebrating its tenth birthday this week, Proba-1's unique images are used by hundreds of scientific teams worldwide.

A technology demonstrator turned into an Earth observation mission, the microsatellite - just a cubic metre in volume - has acquired nearly 20 000 environmental science images with its main Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS), used by a total of 446 research groups in 60 countries.

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Tue, 25/10/2011 - 10:53

Monitoring the Gulf Coast Oil Spill - UPDATED 05/05/2010

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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Thu, 29/04/2010 - 11:02

UAE anticipates lift-off for first satellite

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch its first earth-observation satellite this month (July) with the aim of aiding numerous development goals. EIAST plans to use the satellite to boost research in four areas: fog forecasting, sandstorm prediction, monitoring water in the Gulf and improving the clarity of received satellite pictures. It also hopes that DubaiSat-1 will help detect and monitor pollution such as oil spills (Lifted from SciDev Net).

 

 

 

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Fri, 24/07/2009 - 16:23
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