Saturday, 07 March 2015

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MH370 BathymetryThe Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) is the lead agency in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, coordinating all Australian Government assistance and is responsible for all government information, including keeping the public informed of the progress of the search. Geoscience Australia provides advice, expertise and support including sea floor mapping (bathymetric surveys) to aid the underwater search.

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India Water tool blog graphics-01India is one of the most water-challenged countries in the world, from its deepest aquifers to its largest rivers. Groundwater levels are falling as India’s farmers, city residents and industries drain wells and aquifers. What water is available is often severely polluted. And the future may only be worse, with the national supply predicted to fall 50 percent below demand by 2030.

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apple-iphone-5-mapDuring a speech in Long Beach, Calif., noted British educator Sir Ken Robinson asked those in the audience over the age of 25 to hold their hands up if they were wearing wristwatches. Most were.

Said Robinson: “Teenagers don’t wear wristwatches. … My daughter never wears a watch. She doesn’t see the point. She says, ‘it’s a single-function device.’ ” 

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Sundarbans OilSpillAn oil spill of more than 350,000 liters happened when a tanker capsized in the river south of Baerhat on Dec. 9, 2014. The spill poses a threat to the Sunderbans, a World Heritage site of more than 1,000 square kilometer between Bangladesh and India. A group quickly formed to help assess and map the scope of the spill.

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ADAM MapThe World Food Programme has recently launched the Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) system, with the aim of quickly calculating the scale and scope of an emergency. With this dashboard approach, responders get a quick understanding of the number of people impacted, local weather conditions and more.

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