Remote Sensing

Indian Space Research Organization to contribute to urban planning

Calcutta city in India during the night. Satellite imagery can contribute to urban planning. (Image: ESA)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will map 500 cities in September this year. Urban planners' work is to be supported by this information and nearly 50 million people are expected to benefit from the outcome.

Satellite images are going to be used by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) to illustrate several features of cities with an average of 100 thousand inhabitants each.

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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:57

Training Course on use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

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There is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in planning for effective coping mechanisms of disaster risk reduction. For this, there is a significant need to create awareness among the disaster management professionals regarding the importance of GIS and Remote Sensing.

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07/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

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Mon, 31/08/2015

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IRES Training Centre (Njema Court, Rhapta Road)

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Nairobi

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  • Kenya

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3rd International Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

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CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM) is formally established in 2013, jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of CAS. The goal of the Centre is to conduct much-needed research on disaster mitigation through advanced space technologies, especially space-borne Earth observation technology and provide knowledge transfer in developing countries through joint research, education, training workshop and advisory services.

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23/11/2015 to 04/12/2015

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Fri, 28/08/2015

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Sanya, Hainan, China

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Sanya

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  • China

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Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth

CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

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China and the European Union to collaborate on remote sensing activities

The new arrangement between China and EU will enhance remote sensing activities (Image: NASA)

China has signed an agreement with the European Union to enhance collaborative research in the field of remote sensing.

During the 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and the People's Republic of China that took place on Monday 29 June in Brussels, officials representing Europe’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Remote Sensing arranged a deal to closely cooperate in the area of remote sensing.

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Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:30

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New research for satellite-based earthquake prediction

A new technique could help forecasting and mitigating earthquakes (Image: Agencia Brasil)

The remote sensing laboratory at the Ariel University, Israel, is working in a new technology that could forecast earthquakes through satellite data.

“We’re trying to establish a huge platform that takes into account different remote sensing measurements. We’re trying to combine all the data in order to try to predict, assess and mitigate natural effects related to natural hazards,” said Dr. Yuval Reuveni, head of the university’s remote sensing laboratory.

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Tue, 16/06/2015 - 10:32

Quality of inland and coastal waters to be monitored using satellite data

Global coverage satellites to monitor the quality of inland and coastal waters through the new EOMAP service (Image: NASA)

The first harmonized and high-resolution monitoring service for inland and coastal waters has been launched providing water quality information directly accessible online through the eoApp web application.

This new service is offered by the provider of aquatic remote sensing solutions EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, which is easing, among others, the identification of long-term trends and the understanding of emerging problems in near real time over large areas containing numerous water bodies.

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Tue, 09/06/2015 - 11:22

IGAC: Monitoring mining areas in Colombia

Opencast mining image in the north-eastern of Antioquia, Colombia (Image: IGAC/CIAF)

The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) through its Research and Development in Geographic Information - CIAF, is developing a methodology to support the identification of illegal areas of opencast mining activities in the north-east of Antioquia Department, Colombia, by using remote sensing and geographic information systems.

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 07:34

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Viet Nam and India cooperate in remote sensing technology

True color satellite image of the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam (Image: NASA)

The Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Indian Department of Space will promote cooperation in remote sensing and outer space technology via joint projects in human resources training and in applying remote sensing technology.

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Mon, 18/05/2015 - 16:08

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