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Sri Lanka: Approval for spatial data infrastructure implementation

Approval to build the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

Recognizing geospatial information as an essential resource that supports the economic, social and environmental interests, the Survey Department of Sri Lanka has recently received a Cabinet approv

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:30
latitude: 
7.87305
longitude: 
80.7718

Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00
latitude: 
15.87
longitude: 
100.993

18th Governing Board meeting of CSSTEAP

On 21 November 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in 18th Governing Board meeting of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nat

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Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:17
latitude: 
12.9716
longitude: 
77.5946

India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective disaster planning, government cooperation, preparedness at the community level and early warning communication contributed to a minimal death toll in the wake of the stron

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45
latitude: 
20.9517
longitude: 
85.0985

Mitigating the impacts of floods with satellites

Data provided by optical and radar satellites are used to generate maps of flood

CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land & Ecosystems (WLE) and Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are conducting a project focusing on flood impact mitigation using geospatial

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Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00

Bangladeshi Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CCP)

A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people.

Survey of Bangladesh (SOB)

The Survey of Bangladesh (SOB) is the national surveying and mapping agency for Bangladesh. The agency functions under the Ministry of Defence and is headed by the Surveyor General of Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme

Bangladeshi Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme is a project led by the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management of Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO)

SPARRSO was established in 1980 as an autonomous organisation of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi Meteorological Department

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department is the authorised Government organisation for all meteorological activities in the country.