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JAXA produces Collection of Good Practice in Disaster Emergency Observation

Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2). Image: JAXA

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Authority (JAXA) has released a collection of good practices in disaster

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International Charter activated for major flooding disaster in Japan

Global Precipitation Measurement visualization of heavy rain in Japan, 2 – 9 July 2018. Image: NASA Earth Observatory

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated on 7 July for a major flooding disaster which has hit Japan, the worst the country has experienced in 36 years.

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UNOOSA organizes side event on Earth observation at Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh opens 2018 AMCDRR in Ulaanbaatar.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and

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China offers satellite data to Belt and Road countries to tackle disasters

FY-4A satellite capturing the weather over South-east Asia.  Source: National Satellite Meteorological Center
China has established an emergency mechanism using its meteorological satellites to help countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to combat extreme weather and disasters, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) announced on 2 May.
 
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Satellite communication strengthens disaster response in Philippines

Active volcano Mount Mayon as seen from the Legaspi Airport in September 2013. Image: NOAA/CC BY.

First disaster responders in the Philippines now have access to mobile satellite equipment that’s more powerful and easier to deploy than ever before.

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UN-SPIDER participates in 2nd Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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UN-SPIDER jointly organizes regional workshop and training course on drought preparedness

UN-SPIDER has jointly organized a regional workshop and training course on building drought resilience together with the Geo Informatics and Spa

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UNOOSA co-organized a workshop on human capacity-building in space science and technology for sustainable social and economic development

The United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on "Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Social and Economic Development", which took place in Samara, Russian Federation from October 30 to November 2, aimed to address the role of human capacity building for using space science, technology and its applications in support of sustainable development, with a particular focus on developing and emerging countries.

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7th Annual UN-SPIDER Conference opens in Beijing

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – "Building

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International Charter activated for floods in Sri Lanka

Kelani river during floods in Sri Lanka, May 2017

Due to the heavy

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