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Disaster Resilience Journal: 42 Days of Disaster Resilience

For 42 days, the journal will present compelling stories about resilient people

Since 22 September 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the European Commission have been publishing daily stories of resilient people around the gl

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Tue, 30/09/2014 - 13:54

NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015.

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Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23
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SWIR sensor: Seeing through active fire smoke

SWIR on WorldView-3 can see through dense fire smoke detecting hot spots

DigitalGlobe latest Earth Observation satellite launched, WorldView-3, includes a shortwave infrared sensor (SWIR) that can see through thick smoke clouds of active fires on the ground.

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Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:21

UN-SPIDER hosts joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Multi-Risk Modeling for Disaster Management

Experts from IRIDeS, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University and DLR

On 19 and 20 September 2014, UN-SPIDER hosted a joint workshop with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) on the

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Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:00
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7.12338

German Aerospace Center develops satellite-based volcanic ash tool

VADUGS-derived column concentration of volcanic ash in grams per square metre

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed a satellite-based prediction tool for volcanic ash distribution.

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Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:50

Disaster statistics: 22 million people displaced in 2013

The report states that almost 22 million people were displaced by disasters

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

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Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:10

DMCii upgrades its data centre

Satellite image from DMCii's UK-DMC 2 satellite tracking a locust plague

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

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Mon, 08/09/2014 - 16:16

Small Island Developing States: Strengthening partnerships for disaster risk management

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is currently being held in Samoa.

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Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:58
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Swiss Re: Insured disaster losses in first half of 2014 relatively low

Insured and uninsured catastrophe-related losses in USD billion

In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global disaster-rela

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Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:50

UN establishes Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group

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.

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Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:44
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