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As part of it advisory support activities, UN-SPIDER is carrying out out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Peru from 1 to 5 April to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all aspects of disaster management. Based on exchanges with a wide range of stakeholders, UN-SPIDER will provide recommendations as to how to strengthen the use of space-based information in disaster risk management and emergency response in the country.

The team of experts led by UN-SPIDER is conducting multiple activities and institutional visits in Lima. The team is comprised of eight experts from UN-SPIDER; the German Aerospace Centre (... read more

Publishing Date: 01/04/2019
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Disaster charter activation on floods in Peru

The International Charter was activated for the floods in Peru that have been afflicting the country since the half of March 2017. The flooding is a result of the... read more

Publishing Date: 04/04/2017
Flooding near Machu Picchu in 2010.

Recent heavy rains triggered severe floods and mudslides in Peru. According to El País, there were at least 75 people reported dead on 20 March 2017. The floods are the worst in almost 30 years, affecting over half of the country. There are shortages of food and water in many areas, including the capital Lima, which has been without water since 13 March. The floods are linked to El Nino phenomenon, which increases evaporation and brings heavy rains. The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi) has warned that the rains will intensify during this week, especially in the country’s northern coastal region.

Publishing Date: 22/03/2017
Deforestation in Peru detected by Landsat 8 in August 2013.

Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country. Now, a major milestone in conserving and managing the western Amazon has been reached by mapping more than 95 percent of Peruvian forests using archived satellite imagery. The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, MINAM, has publicly released its first estimates of deforestation from 2000 to 2011.

The high resolution map (30m) was created using Landsat 5 and 7 images to generate a continuous map, with... read more

Publishing Date: 05/03/2014
MODIS real color image of the floodings in Peru, caught by Aqua satellite

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 January 2014 for the flood event in Huancavelica, Peru.

Following the flooding of river Mantaro on 20 January, a landslide occured and disrupted transport. It is expected that the flooding will move further along riverside and will flood the near villages. The initial situation evaluation showed that due to the heavy rainfall 33 houses have collapsed, 2430 people were considered at risk. In one of the villages on the river, Cuzco, several people died and some 2000 tourists were stranded at Machu Picchu afte the railway collapsed.

 

 

Publishing Date: 22/01/2014

In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body. The Altiplano–Puna volcanic province is part of an active volcanic arc in South America’s central Andes. Extending through Peru, southwestern Bolivia, Chile and northwestern Argentina, it is home to a number of large calderas formed following catastrophic eruptions. Beneath the surface of Altiplano–Puna, about 17–19 km deep, lies the largest known active magma body in Earth’s continental crust.

In a study published on 12 October 2012 in Science, scientists used radar data from the ERS and Envisat missions to study an unusual uplift near the Uturuncu volcano, which had been dormant for 270 000 years. The... read more

Publishing Date: 16/10/2012

Advisory Support

As part of it advisory support activities, UN-SPIDER is carrying out out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Peru from 1 to 5 April to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all aspects of disaster management. Based on exchanges with a wide range of stakeholders, UN-SPIDER will provide recommendations as to how to strengthen the use of space-based information in disaster risk management and emergency response in the country.

Mission dates: 01/04/2019 to 05/04/2019
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