Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed a satellite-based prediction tool for volcanic ash distribution.
According to a report from the International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council, almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to disasters trigge
The satellite imagery provider DMC International Imaging (DMCii) has upgraded its data centre now hosting satellite data covering five billion square kilometres; that is ten times the Earth's s
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is currently being held in Samoa.
In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global disaster-rela
The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 29 August 2014 the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.
When using Space technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response, it is not only important to have access to the right data and software, it is also crucial to be aware of methods
On 13 August 2014, the technology provider DigitalGlobe launched its new WorldView-3 satellite, an Earth Observation satellite with 27 super-spectral bands.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Help Age International, a Non-Governmental Organisation, launched a series of surveys to learn more about how elderly people cope with disaste
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has launched a new working group on urban planning.
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