University of Leicester

Satellite mapping to analyse rainfall impact in Africa

Satellite image of Sub-Saharan Africa (Image: NASA)

A study carried out by the University of Leicester has shown the amount of rainfall many African areas receive has drastically changed in the last ten years. It is an essential factor for vegetation, which plays a vital role in African livelihoods.


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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:42

Master of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

This programme provides anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster management with an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area.

This master’s course provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. In addition to examining case studies, you will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or professional interest.





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Training Requirements: 

A first- or second-class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.

Tuition Remarks: 

Home/EU: £8,445
International: £9,725
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,350

Additional Information: 

Master program is offered in March and September each year.
Duration of the degree is two years by distance learning, plus 3 optional study events.

Event Organisers: 

University of Leicester

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New satellites battle pollution 'ghosts'

They call it battling ghosts: The incredibly tricky task of using satellites to track the invisible airborne pollutants that determine the air quality and health of our major cities. But as concerns mount over global warming, scientists say existing space technology has now reached its limits in this battle -- unable to measure how emissions are being cut in the urban centers that most people now live in.

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 13:06

European Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training

The University of Leicester (UK) is going to launch a "Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training" with the aim of teaching and training young researchers to use the latest satellite technologies to tackle environmental issues. The centre is supported by the "Initial Operations Network for Earth Observation Research Training" (GIONET) project and funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and the Marie Curie Programme.

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Wed, 26/01/2011 - 15:47
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