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Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands

 Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands

From 27 February to 2 March 2017, World Vision, Oxfam, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the National Disaster Management Office of the Solomon Islands organized the “Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making” workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It was hosted by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of the Solomon Islands.

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Himawari-9, Japanese advanced meteorological satellite

Super Typhoon Meranti image captured by Himawari-8. Image: NASA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) together with the private sector launched the Himawari-9 on 2 November 2016 from the JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center in Japan’s southwestern Kagoshima prefecture.

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Typhoon Nepartak affecting Taiwan (POC)

Nepartak Typhoon. Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.

A super-typhoon called Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan (POC) in the morning of the 7th of July 2016. According to the Taiwan’s Central News Agency, at least 69 people were injured.  The

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At a glance: 

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) was established in 1986 as an independent regional organization. ADPC has deepened networks with government line agencies and built strong partnerships with regional organizations and development agencies as a way to provide the foundation for its work. It works in a number of countries in Asia including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. With headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand, ADPC has country offices in Bangladesh and Myanmar.  

ADPC deploys disaster risk management (DRM) information and systems to reduce local, national and regional risk across Asia-Pacific. Its portfolio focuses on DRM capacity building, improving DRM for cities and climate change, mainstreaming DRM into national and local development, improving DRM systems and undertaking disaster risk assessments. To achieve its aims in disaster risk reduction, ADPC works closely with local, national and regional governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and development partners.   

 

SERVIR-Mekong

Through a unique partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), SERVIR-Mekong is harnessing the power of space technology and open data to help address the most pressing environmental challenges.

A five-year (2014-2019) geospatial data-for-development program, SERVIR-Mekong works in partnership with leading regional organizations to help the Lower Mekong Region use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to manage climate risks. The region includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam.

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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre employs a team of approximately hundred experts from 19 countries, worldwide. The team includes training facilitators, public health professionals and medical doctors, Geospatial Technology experts, development practitioners and experts in disaster risk management.

Available databases and space-based information: 

  1. Regional Land Cover Monitoring System
  2. Flood Extent Mapping Tool for the Lower Mekong (in production)
  3. Regional Drought Information System (in planning)
  4. Satellite Radar-derived Virtual Rain and Stream Gauge Data Service (in planning)

Access all tools and datasets at: http://servir.adpc.net

   

Knowledge Products:

·         A Needs Assessment of Geospatial Data and Technologies in the Lower Mekong Region

·         Gender and GIS: Guidance Notes

Access all knowledge products at: http://servir.adpc.net

 

 

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For more information on the host institution, please visit: http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp

For more information on SERVIR-Mekong, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

Capacity Building: 

ADPC is a well-known regional resource center for capacity building of national governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. Through its multi-disciplinary approach, ADPC has been designing training curricula and conducting training courses in a wide range of disaster management disciplines.   For more information on the trainings offered through ADPC, please visit www. http://adpc.net/igo/contents/Training/

Building on the foundations established by ADPC, SERVIR-Mekong empowers decision-makers with tools, products, and services to act locally on climate-sensitive issues such as disasters, agriculture, water, ecosystems and land use. The program is breaking new ground by leveraging advanced technology with a user-driven approach to ensure decision makers in the Lower Mekong have the capacity and confidence to respond to the impacts of climate change. For more information on the capacity building efforts or to make a request for specific services, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Dr. David Ganz</em><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center (ADPC) <br /> Chief of Party - SERVIR Mekong<br /> +662-298 0682-92 Ext. 505<br /> <a href="mailto: david.ganz@adpc.net"> david.ganz@adpc.net</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center<br /> SM Tower, 24th Floor<br /> 979/69 Paholyothin Road<br /> Samsen Nai Phayathai<br /> Bangkok 10400 Thailand</p> <p><a href="http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp</a></p>

International Charter on Space and Major Disasters activated for Indonesia – Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia

Similar eruption of the Mount Sinabung in Indonesia. Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, caption by Robert Simon.

Mount Sinabung, located in the North Sumatra province in Indonesia, erupted on 21st of May 2016, killing seven people in the village of Gembar, which is located on its foothills. The

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International Charter on Space and Major Disasters activated for Bangladesh – Roanu Cyclone

Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh - Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory, map by Joshua Stevens

Cyclone Roanu reached Bangladesh on 21 May 2016, leaving 26 people and affecting hundreds of thousands others. The storm caused heavy rains which led to floods and landslides across the coast of the country, affecting fifteen districts.

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Sri Lanka Landslides and Torrential Rains due to Tropical Storm Roanu

Image courtesy of NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

On 18 May 2016, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its associated agencies captured Global

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Cyclone Roanu batters India and Bangladesh

Cyclone Roanu batters India and Bangladesh. Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) captured on Friday 20 May 2016 an image of the tropical cyclone Roanu using the Suomi NPP

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4th ASEAN Workshop - April 2016

ASEAN Workshop

UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP and the Indonesian Space Agency (LAPAN) jointly organized the 4th ASEAN workshop entitled “Simulation exercise on the procedural guidelines for sharing space-based information during

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China launches new satellite Yaogan 28 for monitoring disaster relief

On November 8, China launched satellite Yaogan 28 from the Taiyuan space center in Shanxi Province (Image: Google).

On November 8, China launched the

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