Navigation Links
Earth Observation essential for geohazard mitigation
Date:11/12/2007

Every year geohazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis claim thousands of lives, devastate homes and destroy livelihoods. In an effort to reduce their impact, more than 250 scientists from around the world gathered for a five-day workshop at ESAs Earth Observation Centre in Frascati, Italy, to adopt a declaration for an internationally coordinated programme to help save lives and reduce human suffering worldwide.

Because of their unique, panoramic view from space, Earth Observation (EO) satellites can regularly monitor high-risk regions namely over volcanoes, major landslides and seismic faults. Satellite imagery combined with in-situ measurements make it possible to produce hazard maps, disaster scenarios, forecasts and post-event assessments maps.

"This workshop is very beneficial because it attracts experts from approximately 40 countries in the field of geohazards and allows us to present results of EO applications from our respective countries," Dr Vernon H. Singhroy, Senior Research Scientist at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, said.

"ESA is leading the way in satellite observations and applications for geohazards," Singhroy continued. "As a community, we learn from the extensive applications of geohazard processes, such as InSAR monitoring, across Europe conducted through ESA programmes.

Data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instruments like those flown aboard ESAs Envisat and ERS-2 satellites are the basis for a technique called SAR interferometry, or InSAR for short. InSAR involves combining two or more radar images of the same ground location in such a way that very precise measurements down to a scale of a few millimetres can be made of any ground motion taking place between image acquisitions.

Because very small movements can potentially be detected across tectonic plates grinding past one another or the slow 'breathing' of active volcanoes, for example, InSAR has achie
'/>"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
2. Good earth: Brown chemists show origin of soil-scented geosmin
3. Scientists launch deep-sea scientific drilling program to study volatile earthquake zone
4. Biogeochemistry -- A window into the Earths ecological health
5. How did chemical constituents essential to life arise on primitive Earth?
6. Scientists warn that species extinction could reduce productivity of plants on Earth by half
7. Study shows vitamin C is essential for plant growth
8. ESA to provide essential launch control services to EUMETSAT
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 BGI llevará a cabo la 10ª Conferencia ... 25 de octubre de 2015, en Shenzhen, ... décimo aniversario este año. Desde su inauguración en 2006, ... anuales más influyentes del mundo en los campos de ... más dinámicas, entusiastas y amenas. ICG-10 se ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® ... 62/198989 for ELECTRONIC CRYPTO-CURRENCY MANAGEMENT METHOD AND ... advance crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin into the consumer market ... to manage all payments.  The technology ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... BEDFORD, Mass., July 23, 2015 Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... services, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended ... quarter of 2015 was $4.5 million, a decrease of 33% ...  Net income in the second quarter of 2015 was $0.3 ... million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the same period ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 4Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6
... scientists have described not only the identities and quantities of ... case, a mouse macrophage or white blood cell but ... time to a bacterial stimulus triggering the cell,s immune response. ... Journal of Biological Chemistry , lead author Edward A. Dennis, ...
... problem of toxic lead in used consumer products is extremely ... limits, researchers conclude in a new study. Research reported ... were present in cartoon character drinking glasses. Now a new ... throughout the United States such as toys, home dcor ...
... too short, then you,re not alone. A team of scientists from Texas ... long life and they made important discoveries that bring longer life spans ... of The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), describes how scientists ... the process discovered a new metabolic state correlating with long life. ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers describe first functioning 'lipidome' of mouse macrophage 2Researchers describe first functioning 'lipidome' of mouse macrophage 3Buyer beware: Dangerous levels of lead found in used consumer products 2Buyer beware: Dangerous levels of lead found in used consumer products 3Longevity breakthrough: The metabolic state of mitochondria controls life span 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... R-Biopharm is proud to announce the ... in foods, has been accepted by AOAC International as Official First Action method. ... Cereal-Based Products by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific monoclonal antibody to ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... The 2015 Market ... study on the current state of the global Propanol market with a focus on ... BASF, Eastman, Dow, Carboclor, Mitsui Chemicals, Oxea, ISU Chemical, Sanofi, Royal Dutch Shell, LG ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... DALLAS , July 30, 2015  With over 60,000 customers across the globe, ISN ... helps connect 450 hiring organizations with more than 60,000 safe and reliable contractors in over 80 ... ... ... Headquartered in Dallas, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... GEA's ... designed for continuous operation up to 1500 bar. The sanitary design gauge of ... preventing toxic contamination. , The Pony™ NS2006L homogenizer is an ideal solution for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 3ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3GEA Announces the Pony™ NS2006L… a Self-contained, High Pressure Lab Homogenizer for Product Development Ensuring Maximum Efficiency and Safety 2
... , CALGARY, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SemBioSys Genetics Inc. ... oils in plant seeds, today announced that it will ... with its biosimilar human insulin in a late-breaking scientific ... Sessions in New Orleans. The poster presentation will take ...
... Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), a ... that Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, ... Needham Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, June 10 at ... , , Dr. McMahon,s corporate presentation will include ...
... Investment Positions Optimal for Expansion in Medical Imaging Management ... , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 4 Optimal Reading ... imaging optimization services for hospitals, imaging centers and radiology ... Fund has made a substantial investment in Optimal. The ...
Cached Biology Technology:Data for SemBioSys' insulin to be presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions 2Data for SemBioSys' insulin to be presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference 2Optimal Reading Services Group, Inc. Receives Investment from Health Evolution Partners 2Optimal Reading Services Group, Inc. Receives Investment from Health Evolution Partners 3
Rabbit polyclonal to MAL ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4118 SwissProtID: P21145...
Glutamate Receptor 5/1a...
Mouse monoclonal [3G8] to MDMA ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) mouse anti-human IFN-alpha2 50 ug...
Biology Products: