New geospatial dataset helps assess early signs of drought risks worldwide

Soil erosion due to droughts

The near real-time assessment of drought risks is crucial to enhance food security in vulnerable regions around the world. SERVIR, a joint venture of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now provides a worldwide dataset for the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI), to analyse and visualize vegetation stress on a weekly basis and at a

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Wed, 28/03/2018 - 09:39

InAWARE technology provides assistance for Mount Agung eruption

Tracking the Sulfur Dioxide from Mount Agung. Image: NASA.

Authorities in Bali, Indonesia have ordered residents living near the Mount Agung


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Thu, 30/11/2017 - 14:34

Nepal - International Training Course


GEO Announces GEO Appathon 2014 Competition

Our Earth from Space

On 9 May 2014 the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the launch of GEO Appathon 2014.

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Thu, 15/05/2014 - 11:06

RSO CATHALAC develops forest cover map of Belize

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) has just developed the first version of a 2012 forest cover map of Belize. This research was carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development of the Government of Belize, Lancaster University of the UK and the Environmental Research Institute of the University of Belize.

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Thu, 09/08/2012 - 07:48

Timely Upgrade of Weather Information Systems

The United States Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the U.S.

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:29

NASA And USAID To Sign Agreement To Tackle Worldwide Problems

WASHINGTON -- Reporters are invited to the signing of a formal agreement between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote collaboration on scientific and technological solutions to worldwide problems.

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Thu, 21/04/2011 - 11:51

5th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management


The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is celebrating five (5) years as the signature disaster management event in the region.





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06/12/2010 to 10/12/2010

November 2008

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Fri, 28/11/2008

                                                UN-SPIDER November 2008 Updates
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