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Launch of ALOS-2 aboard H-IIA vehicle

14 March 2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) onboard on 24 May 2014 (Japan Standard Time).

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Acklins Island (Bahamas)

This Deimos-1 image, acquired 09 March 2014, shows Acklin Island, part of a group of Bahamian islands, it defines a large, shallow lagoon called the Bight of Acklin. The morphology of the land is low and flat, with ridges that usually rise no more than 15 to 20m.

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First Copernicus satellite at launch site

25 February 2014

The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3 April.

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NASA completes this year's flights in search of climate change clues

14 March 2014

NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft returned to its base at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., early Friday morning 14 March, marking the completion of flights in support of ATTREX, a multi-year NASA airborne science campaign.

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Austria joins World Bank's Water Partnership Program

13 March 2014

The Government of Austria has become the fourth donor to the World Bank's Water Partnership Program (WPP), joining the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Denmark.

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International Charter activated for missing Malaysian airliner

17 March 2014

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 March 2014 following a request from the China Meteorological Administration for satellite imagery to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

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European Summer School on Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change

06 - 12 July 2014

Organisation: EAERE, FEEM, VIU

Location: Venice, Italy

Conference Overview:

The topic covered by the 2014 Summer School is The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change. There is no doubt that both adaptation and mitigation will be necessary to reduce the impact of anthropogenic global warming on the economy. The objective of the School is to provide tools and methods to understand how economists frame the problem of adaptation to climate change. The lectures will start with an introduction to the theory of adaptation to climate change and will then focus on specific sectors or impacts - tropical cyclones, agriculture, forestry and ecosystems, water. Two final lectures will introduce the use of integrated assessment modelling tools to study optimal adaptation to climate change.

The Summer School is aimed at Ph.D. students that are already writing a thesis on the economics of adaptation to climate change and want to engage into a highly interactive exchange with experts in the field. Students will be asked to present an advanced version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School professors. Students will also be assigned a tutor that will provide individual feedback during consultation time.

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