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Airbus Defence and Space adds DMCii data to its portfolio

Image of Egypt acquired by UK-DMC2

Airbus Defence and Space announced that the data and application services of DMC International Imaging Ltd.

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Mon, 10/11/2014 - 08:50

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UK: New online mapping tool for disaster management launched

Resilience Direct is a secure platform for multi-agency partnerships

A new interactive mapping service called "Resilience Direct" is being rolled out to the UK resilience community in late July. The tool allows disasters responders to quickly and easily build incident maps supporting a shared information picture.

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 12:33

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Open data: UK Environment Agency releases flood data to public

The UK Environment Agency decide to release flood-related data

The UK has been heavily affected by floods for months with peaks in February affecting thousands of people and companies.

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Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:44

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Tue, 03/04/2014

UK: International Charter activation due to ongoing struggle with floods

satellite image of snow covered UK

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the third time in the last three months for flood events in the United Kingdom.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 16:17

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ESA: CryoSat measures storm surge in northern Europe

Realistic storm surge models play a crucial role when natural disasters strike

During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’. The effects of the storm surge resulted for the United Kingdom in the highest sea levels since the 1953 North Sea Floods, while parts of Hamburg were flooded in Germany. ESA’s CryoSat

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 09:48

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ODI Report: Disaster Risk Management and Development

The ODI report analyzes the effects of disasters on various development sectors.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published a new report entitled "

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Thu, 25/04/2013 - 15:47

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Thu, 04/25/2013

Google Map Maker: Extended to cover UK

Google Map Maker

The free mapping tool Google Map Maker is expanding its edit tools to cover the United Kingdom, as BBC reported. Users can add buildings, vegetations, roads, rivers and railways and other features to the maps contained in the tool. All additions are revised and approved by the user community and Google staff before going online.

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Thu, 11/04/2013 - 10:24

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UK: New fund for innovative technologies for humanitarian crises

Emergency Alert Notification

The UK will set up a new fund to back mobile, text and other innovative technologies which can be used to help those hit by humanitarian crises - such as earthquakes, floods or drought.

The new initiative was announced on 21 February 2013 by International Development Secretary Justine Greening. It has been created with the US Government and will be used to scale up existing projects and processes that use technology or innovation to support humanitarian responses across the world.

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Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:04

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Tue, 03/05/2013

GNSS: UK drops efforts to patent satellite signals

The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS, as InsideGNSS reported.

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Fri, 18/01/2013 - 13:36

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European scientists to develop more accurate flood forecasting

In the context of the heavy rains and floods that affected the UK lately, the need for methods how to more accurately predict heavy rainfall over land surface has become evident. Existing computer models used in the UK cannot show exactly where the rain will accumulate and cause problems.

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Wed, 05/12/2012 - 09:21

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