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WCDRR opens in Sendai, Japan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened the WCDRR on 14 March in Sendai, Japan (Image: UN Photo)

The Third United Nations World Conference on

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WCDRR opens in Sendai, Japan

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Sat, 14/03/2015 - 06:04

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Bangladesh: Expanding the satellite-based flood warning system

The Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) river basins and the Ganges-Brahmaputra (GB) delta as well as other river deltas

Bangladesh has announced that it will expand its satellite-based flood forecasting and warning system, developed by SERVIR and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD. SERVIR is a mechanism established by NASA and regional institutions.

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Wed, 11/03/2015 - 15:35

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Atlas of cities at risk from natural disasters published

2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines (Image: DFID/ Henry Donati)

More than 50 percent of the most exposed cities in the world for natural disasters are located in Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh, according to a recent publication by the global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.

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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:22

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Experts stress importance of science and technology for disaster risk reduction

Experts stressed the importance of technology, such as Earth Observation, for disaster risk reduction

“Post-2015, we need more research and more focus on how risk is generated, and how risk can be prevented and reduced by decisions and measures requiring social as well as political action.

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Fri, 06/02/2015 - 08:17

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UN-SPIDER activities in Asia in 2015

Southeast Asia seen from Space

UN-SPIDER, through its UN-SPIDER Beijing office, is planning several activities in Asia in 2015. Experts who might be interested in participating or contributing to these activities are kindly asked to save the dates.

More information and specific calls for participation on the individual activities will be published a few months before each event.

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Fri, 30/01/2015 - 08:08

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ADRC: Regional Support Office activities in 2015

The Asian

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Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:09

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Four satellites will complete the constellation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System in 2015

Image of the Indian peninsula acquired by Proba-V on 14 March 2014.

The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) is preparing the launch of four navigation satellites in order to finalize the seven-satellites constellation of the the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

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Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:12

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ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications

Floods in China in 2013 captured by the Indian Radarsat satellite
Technical advisory service provided to the National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia in 2013

The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region of the world.

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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11

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Japan: High resolution satellite Himawari-8 launched

Himawari-8 was launched on 7 October 2014 from Tanegashima Space Centre

On 7 October 2014 the Japan Meteorological Agency announced the successful launch of the geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-8” from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima, Japan.

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Thu, 09/10/2014 - 09:43

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