Navigation Links
First satellite map of Haiti earthquake
Date:1/14/2010

shelter can be provided to people.

Radar satellites are able to peer through clouds, which is an asset when weather conditions prevent the use of optical satellite instruments. Radar imagery can be used to identify hazards such as landslides that may be triggered by earthquakes. In the long term, radar data can also be processed to map surface deformations caused by earthquakes to help scientists understand better seismic events.

The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security's SAFER project is collaborating with the Charter to provide a specialised capacity to produce damage maps over the area. SAFER's value-adding providers SERTIT from Strasbourg and the German Aerospace Centre's (DLR) centre for satellite-based crisis information (ZKI) from Munich are currently working on this.

In the framework of SAFER, other user organisations, including the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance and the UN World Food Programme, have requested damage-mapping services. Based on the collaboration between the Charter and SAFER, the first space-maps derived from crisis data acquired on 13 January were produced by SERTIT within 24 hours as rapid situation maps to help locate damaged areas with up-to-date cartographic material.

Together with ESA and CNES, the Charter, founded in 2000, currently has 10 members: the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the British National Space Centre/Disaster Monitoring Constellation (BNSC/DMC), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Via the Charter mechanism, all of these agencies have committed to provide free and unrestricted access to their space assets to support relief efforts in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster.

Th
'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Meisner
robert.meisner@esa.int
39-069-418-0874
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. First known instance of a cricket as an orchid pollinator captured on film by Kew scientist
2. What came first in the origin of life? A study contradicts the metabolism first hypothesis
3. BIO-key(R) Launches TruDonor ID(TM), the First SaaS (Software as a Service) Biometric Identification Solution
4. Camera traps yield first-time film of tigress and cubs
5. Pediatrics GI recommendations -- first step to guidelines for children with autism
6. First molars provide insight into evolution of great apes, humans
7. First adhere, then detach and glide forward
8. The PTR Group Announces Financial and Technical Support to US FIRST Robotics Competition Teams
9. Scientists use nanosensors for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood
10. First phase of pan-tropical forest mapping debuting at COP15
11. First-in-class treatment for acute leukemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
First satellite map of Haiti earthquake
(Date:10/16/2014)... be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: ... monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite their ... and are regarded as the sole possibility of ... wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor at ... form of agriculture and forestry. After all, a ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza ... not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most ... of scientists. , Influenza pandemics arise when a new ... develop widespread immunity – spreads in the human population. ... 100 years, the worst of which – the 1918 ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Oct. 15, 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market releases photos and video ... Square on Monday October 13 th . ... Tunnel and angel investor Mr. Chad A. Verdi ... of NXT-ID thanked his investors and employees "for their work and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 2Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 3Scientists 'must not become complacent' when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses 2Photo Release: NXT-ID Inc. Rings Opening Bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market October 13th 2Photo Release: NXT-ID Inc. Rings Opening Bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market October 13th 3
... DC September 13, 2007 One of the 2007 ... Awards sponsored by Merck and Company, Inc., U.S. ... Ph.D., Research Fellow, National Institute of Child Health ... Kubler-Kielb is being honored for her research excellence ...
... 20 years ago amid the stench and noise of a ... Island turns out to be the youngest example on the ... in California, according to University of California, Berkeley, paleontologists. ... that fall to the deep-ocean floor where, like an oasis ...
... in cooperation with Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc., ... pipe enriched and purified gas from Waste Managements landfill ... Huddleston announced. UNH is the first university in the ... magnitude. The renewable, carbon-neutral landfill gas, from Waste ...
Cached Biology News:Ancient whale fall from California's Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known 2Ancient whale fall from California's Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known 3UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source 2UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces its Open Solution ... pain management and clinical markets. The software increases the ... allowing users to highlight and review results that are ... analysts to filter results by group or based on ... the need to sift through analytes of no interest. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... laboratory balances from Sartorius, A & D Weighing, ... Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance . The Sartorius ... looking for an affordable high-quality, precise, and user-friendly ... in manufacturing of laboratory equipment, their laboratory balances ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 According to ... by Service Type (Consulting, Integration, Deployment & Support), ... Deployment Model (Public, Private, Others (Hybrid & Community)) ... defines and segments the Cloud Professional Services Market ... forecasting of revenues. It also identifies the drivers ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... NEW YORK , Oct. 22, 2014 ... Diabetes Federation, approximately 400 million people worldwide are living ... 552 million people by 2030.  The global market for ... In 2012 approximately 330,000 people worldwide died from pancreatic ... of death due to cancer in the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu Releases QuantAnalytics Open Access LCMS Software Package for Clinical Applications 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 3Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Nuvilex Brief Analyst Report: Thinking Outside the Box by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... , , ... Simcere Pharmaceutical Group,("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: ... manufacturing, and marketing of branded,generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals in ... included in China,s National Drug Reimbursement List,("NDRL"), which was ...
... ... Dr. Kerry Solomon announced that he has joined Carolina Eyecare Physicians and ... by Medical Consulting Group. Dr. Solomon is a proven LASIK, lens ... substantial contributions to improving vision correction surgery. He is a member ...
... , PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 1 Harvest Technologies ... company sponsored 60-patient clinical trial conducted at Sri Ramachandra ... System to treat patients with non-reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia ... international-associated institution based in Chennai, India and one of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Simcere Announces 105 Drugs Included in China's National Drug Reimbursement List 2Simcere Announces 105 Drugs Included in China's National Drug Reimbursement List 3Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Dr. Kerry Solomon Opens New Practice and Launches DrKerrySolomon.com 2Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Dr. Kerry Solomon Opens New Practice and Launches DrKerrySolomon.com 3Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Dr. Kerry Solomon Opens New Practice and Launches DrKerrySolomon.com 4Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Dr. Kerry Solomon Opens New Practice and Launches DrKerrySolomon.com 5Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Dr. Kerry Solomon Opens New Practice and Launches DrKerrySolomon.com 6Harvest Technologies Announces Trial Results in its India Study Using BMAC to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia 2Harvest Technologies Announces Trial Results in its India Study Using BMAC to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia 3
... the latest edition to the famous SpeedVac ... extra large diameter exhaust port for improved ... allows precise setting and control of all ... large quantities and samples , STANDARD ...
... the standard for centrifugal concentration and drying. The ... centrifugal force, heat and vacuum to dry multiple ... with:, , TEFLON-coated Rotor Chamber for ... , Three Selectable Heating Levels ...
... Concentrators set the standard for sample concentration and ... large chamber uses a combination of centrifugal force, ... a single run. , SC210A comes equipped with:, ... long lasting chemical compatibility ...
... Maxi MB (for aqueous, other low volatility ... systems respond to specific applications of molecular ... concentration of heat-labile samples. The RC systems ... cold traps and a wide selection of ...
Biology Products: