Tracking Oil Spill in Trinidad and Tobago Using Sentinel-1 Imagery

On the 7th of February 2024, a vessel in proximity to Tobago’s southern coastline was found to be capsized and leaking oil into the sea. While local authorities continue to deal with the ongoing issue, satellite imagery shows how this oil spill is progressing. Using satellite radar imagery gathered from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission and processed by the ESA, we can see how far the oil spill has traveled thus far. As of the 14th of February, the imagery shows that the oil spill has spread for more than 160 km westward, and may affect neighboring Grenada and Venezuela.

spencer.zinke Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 15:19
Indian Space Research Organisation Launches Meteorological Satellite INSAT-3DS

On Saturday, 17 February 2024, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a meteorological satellite into Geostationary Orbit. This satellite is designed to provide support, including disaster warnings, among other functions.

The INSAT-3DS satellite is a component of the GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS mission and is funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). The mission aims to achieve enhanced meteorological observations and improve monitoring of land and ocean surfaces.

josi.bregulla Fri, 23 Feb 2024 - 16:21
NASA ROSES-2024: New NASA Disasters Funded Research Opportunities

The NASA Disasters program seeks proposals for projects that expand the development and application of tools and capacities in the use of Earth science information for supporting decisions related to disaster risk reduction, recovery, or resilience. Proposals are required to address the linkages between natural or human-made hazards, exposure to these hazards, and the vulnerability of communities to these hazards for improved disaster management.

josi.bregulla Fri, 23 Feb 2024 - 15:11
Copernicus Newly Launched Coastal Hub

The coastlines of the world host a rich mix of dense populations, varying industries, and environmental characteristics that are collectively influenced by both land and sea. To facilitate the production of knowledge and data products regarding these complex coastal regions, the European Commission under the Copernicus program has developed a new online resource: The Copernicus Coastal Hub. The Coastal Hub offers a singular resource for data related to coastal regions including examples of use cases and an interactive data and map viewer.

spencer.zinke Fri, 23 Feb 2024 - 14:59

UN-SPIDER/ECLAC/International Charter Training Course for Latin America

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As in the case of other regions of the world, Latin America is exposed to various types of geological and hydro-meteorological hazards which trigger disasters.  To contribute to strengthen the skills of professionals that contribute to disaster response efforts through the generation of space-based information, UN-SPIDER, ECLAC and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters organised the training course "Project Management using the ESA Charter Mapper".   The training course brought together 15 professionals with skills in project management in case of activ

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11/07/2023, 12:00am - 11/09/2023, 12:00am
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Santiago de Chile

International Charter Space and Major Disasters

ECLAC

UN-SPIDER

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Introductory Webinar: Introduction to Lightning Observations and Applications

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It is well-documented that there are approximately 24,000 worldwide fatalities from lightning each year, with about 10 times more being injured from lightning (NIH-NCBI). In addition, lightning strikes are one of the leading causes of wildfire ignition. During storms, lightning strikes on trees, utility poles, and infrastructure, can damage power lines resulting in power outages. Lightning flashes also generate electromagnetic fields (Sferics) that interfere with electrical devices on ground.

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03/26/2024, 12:00am - 04/02/2024, 12:00am
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UN-SPIDER/ASAL/ZFL Workshop: Space-based Solutions for Forest Fires in Algeria

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In recent decades, communities in Africa have experienced disasters triggered by floods, droughts, landslides, forest fires, Ebola pandemics, and locust plagues that have eroded hard-won development gains. Taking note of advances in space technologies and other technological innovations, the African Union indicated in its 2017 African Space Policy that space represented a unique opportunity for cooperation in using and sharing enabling infrastructure and data towards the proactive management of, inter alia, responses to natural hazards and disasters.

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11/21/2023, 12:00am - 11/22/2023, 12:00am
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Centre International de Conferences
Algiers

Algerian Space Agency (ASAL)

Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surface (ZFL), University of Bonn

UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER

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