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Earth Observation

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Priorities 2014

A Report by the Alliance on Earth Observations

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UNOOSA’s Commitment

to Earth Observations

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  • Studying Sea-Level rise and Pollution

    By on June 25, 2015

    Louisiana loses 30 miles of wetlands to the Gulf of Mexico every year ñ a football field every 37 minutes. Eighty-one miles of roadway from Miami-Dada County to Palm Beach, Fla., would be under water if sea level goes…

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  • Earthquakes

    By on June 24, 2015

    The work to recover and rebuild following an earthquake requires reliable information on the condition of structures in the affected areas. In developed areas, efforts to gather this information can be time-consuming and prone to errors, often resulting in…

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  • Disaster Risk Management

    By on June 24, 2015

    Earth observations and geospatial information are critical in providing data to first responders and policy-makers after natural disasters have occurred. Satellite imagery, communications, and position, navigation, and timing capabilities are playing an increasingly important role in government and industry…

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  • The Urgency of Building Bridges Between EO & Satcom

    By on June 24, 2015

    Currently, billions of individuals in every major world region— and billions of dollars worth of commerce—are supported by satellite-based broadcasting and telecommunications. VSAT, short for very small aperture terminal, are earthbound stations used in satellite communications of data, voice,…

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  • Extreme Volcanic Eruptions

    By on June 24, 2015

    Two hundred years ago, on April 10, 1815, the volcano Mount Tambora in Indonesia had a climactic explosion in a sequence of explosive eruptions that lasted several months and ejected about 150 km3 of tephra into the atmosphere. The…

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