Space & Aerial Technology

A dock in Grand Cayman as Hurricane Laura passes by, USA (202)
Saildrone Explorer #1078 is a hurricane drone, or autonomous sailboat, currently operating in the North Atlantic. The drone is used to gather information about the internal workings of cyclones at their intense cores.
Overhead shot of a volcano
Volcanic eruptions cannot be predicted with 100 per cent certainty. However, details about an upcoming eruption can be estimated using the hot and smelly gases a volcano produces.
Small Island Mapping with UAVs
This report is intended for local technological agencies of island nations that work to operationalize UAVs as a standard data collection tool.
USING UAVs TO ASSESS DISASTER RISK IN FIJI & TONGA
This document describes how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) enables Fiji and Tonga, pacific island states, to assess disaster and climate risk and rapidly identify damage to the environment in post-disaster situations.
A storm off the coast of Iceland as imaged by a weather satellite
Before Europe’s first Meteosat Third Generation Imager leaves the south of France aboard a ship bound for French Guiana, this remarkable new weather satellite has been taking centre stage at Thales Alenia Space’s facilities in Cannes.
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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok
Europe just had its hottest summer and hottest August on record, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.
An innovative water management tool will expand to become available around the world thanks to a contribution from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Netherlands to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
A resident walks past a collapsed house in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake
Using GRACE satellite data, researchers discovered anomalous gravimetric signals that occurred before a seismic event that started deep within Earth.
The City of Rochester and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will conduct a series of drone flights to better understand how higher temperatures caused by climate change affect some of the city’s most densely populated areas.