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UN-SPIDER co-publishes guidelines for disaster emergency response in ASEAN countries

The handbook “Sharing Space-based Information: Procedural Guidelines for Disaster Emergency Response in ASEAN Countries” provides procedural guidelines for sharing space-derived information during

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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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ESCAP publishes Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

Between 1970 and 2016, the Asia and the Pacific region has lost $1.3 trillion in assets due to floods, storms, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis. The region is the most affected by natural disasters worldwide, with the poorest countries and communities hit hardest according to a new report.

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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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Satellite-based early warning system for drought risk reduction launched in South Asia

Image courtesy: http://dms.iwmi.org/

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) online portal.

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Charter activated for typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoons Sarika and Haima. Image: NASA

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated on 25 October 2016, for Typhoon Haima which stroked Philippines on 19 October 2016. The request for activation was due to the destruction and the fatalities Haima has left on the northern part of the country. 

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Remote Sensing and GIS in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

Himalaya space photograph. Image: NASA

The UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office ICIMOD published a research article on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems's application for environmental purposes.

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Strong Earthquake in the Union of Myanmar

Image courtesy of the USGS, ShakeMap.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurs in central Myanmar, next to the archeological site of Bagan on the 24 of August 2016.

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Humid Dust Storm over Taklimakan Desert, People’s Republic of China.

On the 1st of August, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

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Typhoon Nida is bringing heavy weather into Hong Kong, PRC

Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Commerce

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United-States, a tropical

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