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NASA damage map helps in typhoon disaster response

13 November 2013

A new, space-based map generated by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency to assist in disaster response efforts shows the regions in the Philippines hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon tore a wide swath of devastation across the island nation on 08 November 2013.

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NASA helps melt secrets of Great Lakes ice

13 November 2013

Two scientists from NASA and NOAA have developed a new space-based technique for monitoring the ice cover of the Great Lakes that is so accurate it can identify a narrow channel of open water cut through the ice by an icebreaker -- even at night.

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First post-typhoon damage assessment for Tacloban City (Philippines)

11 November 2013

More than 700 residential buildings were completely destroyed and more than 1200 were damaged by the Haiyan typhoon in the Tacloban city alone (Philippines).

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UNOSAT acts as satellite analysis hub to help in assessing the impact of Cyclone Haiyan

10 November 2013

International experts agree that Cyclone Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 9 November, was "probably the most intense and strongest storm of this type to make landfall". While cyclones of this intensity have occurred before, they usually lose part of their strength by the time they reach shore. Not Haiyan, which swept through six central Philippine islands packing winds of up to 270 Km/h and causing immense damage and probably unprecedented loss of life.

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NASA peers into one of Earth's strongest storms ever

08 November 2013

New satellite images just obtained from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft and the Indian Space Research Organization's OceanSAT-2 ocean wind scatterometer provide a glimpse into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth.

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Landmark navigation system wins Copernicus Masters award

06 November 2013

A navigation system for self-driving vehicles that uses satellite radar data has won the top prize in the European Earth-monitoring competition.

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NOAA internet tool provides unique access to environmental data

05 November 2013

NOAA unveiled, on 05 November, the beta version of "NOAA View," an online educational tool that gives educators and the public interactive access to NOAA environmental data, enabling unique views of the world's oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere and climate.

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New method to study mountainous terrains with satellite imagery

05 November 2013

JRC scientists obtained remarkable results in correcting surface shapes of satellite imagery to study mountainous terrains, with a combination of topographic correction algorithms and statistical methods. The JRC presented its new method in a recently published article in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

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Satellites becoming vital to international development

01 November 2013

In just five years, the partnership between the World Bank and the European Space Agency has shown that Earth observation is a critical - and some would argue, indispensable - tool in international development.

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NASA begins airborne campaign to map Greenland ice sheet summer melt

31 October 2013

For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.

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Monitoring and managing Africa's water resources

31 October 2013

With water security being one of Africa's biggest challenges, ESA's TIGER initiative is using satellite observations to provide local authorities with the information they need to develop this vital resource.

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UNOSAT maps severe flooding in Cambodia

29 October 2013

Heavy rainfall since September 2013 has provoked important flooding in Cambodia, affecting especially north-west and south-east provinces.

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Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average this year

25 October 2013

The ozone hole that forms each year in the stratosphere over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than average in recent decades, according to NASA satellite data.

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Oil and gas sector gears up for Sentinels

24 October 2013

The international body representing the oil and gas industry is promoting the use of satellite Earth observation as the industry explores new frontiers. The upcoming Sentinel suite of satellites will facilitate these new endeavours.

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Satellite data yield new understanding of how Galapagos volcanoes are formed and may erupt in the future

24 October 2013

The chance transit of a satellite over the April 2009 eruption of Fernandina volcano - the most active in South America's famed Galapagos archipelago - has revealed for the first time the mechanism behind the characteristic pattern of eruptive fissures on the island chain's volcanoes, according to a new study by University of Miami (UM) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists.

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China puts geospatial data system on the map

18 October 2013

China has established a national emergency geospatial data system to provide first-responders with detailed maps within two hours after a disaster, a senior official said.

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Indra leads the European G-Sextant Earth observation project

16 October 2013

The European Commission, through the Research Executive Agency (REA), has entrusted Indra with the G-SEXTANT R&D project aimed at developing different products and services that cover the geospatial information needs of the European External Action Service and of other users.

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Opportunities and challenges from melting Arctic icecap discussed at CEOI Challenge Workshop

16 October 2013

Observations from satellites (IceSat and CryoSat 2) have shown that the annual minimum of Arctic sea ice cover is shrinking, both in extent year on year, and possibly in thickness and volume. If warming trends continue, as is likely, we may see ice-free summers in the Arctic within the next decade.

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Global warming will increase intensity of El Nino, scientists say

14 October 2013

Scientists say they are more certain than ever about the impact of global warming on a critical weather pattern.

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DLR and AWI test satellite-based methods for improving maritime navigation

11 October 2013

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is working on a satellite-based system for substantially improving ship navigation in ice-affected waters.

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