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New projects see UK space firms tackle global challenges

Buildings affected by a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2017). © BGS NERCImproved disaster response in Commonwealth states and tropical disease control are among the goals of 10 new projects involving British space organisations, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today. A new BGS-led project is: Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR): EO-based Exposure, Nepal and Tanzania Grant: £2.8 million.


Landslide early warning research to help protect Indian communities

Landslide_Nilgiri_Hills_IndiaInternational research collaboration for landslide hazard reduction in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Scientists and engineers from UK, Italy and India are collaborating to improve the assessment of landslide hazard and early warning systems in India.