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CATHALAC models Central America's vulnerability to coastal hazards

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC – The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean –, elaborated a profile of the relative vulnerability of Central America's Caribbean and Pacific coasts to the hazards of storm-induced coastal erosion and storm surge. The analysis included the seven Central American countries (i.e.

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Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:02
Tue, 08/21/2012

Regional Support Offices: Panama and CATHALAC Sign Host Country Agreement

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Panama, the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama signed the Center´s host country agreement on 11 July 2012. The instrument was duly signed by His Excellency Roberto C. Henríquez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama and CATHALAC's Director General, in the presence of Francisco Álvarez De Soto, Vice Minister of Foreign affairs, at the Republic of Panama's Bolívar Palace.

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Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:43

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Fri, 07/27/2012

CATHALAC: Regional Landslide Risk Prediction Tool Developed for Mesoamerica

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), which also hosts a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has recently developed an automated, online tool for predicting landslide hazards in Mesoamerica, a first of its kind effort at the regional level. “The tool will provide early warning for landslide events in Mesoamerica, potentially minimizing the loss of life and property,” commented Emilio Sempris, CATHALAC’s Director. Mesoamerica is highly vulnerable to extreme meteorological events like flooding and to landslides that such events trigger.

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Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:26
Thu, 07/12/2012

UN-SPIDER April 2012 Updates

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Fri, 04/05/2012
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CATHALAC: Analysis on fires in Central America

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) published a new study about fires in Central America. The analysis was carried out in the context of SERVIR - a Regional Visualization and Monitoring System created by NASA, USAID, CATHALAC and other partners.

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Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:21
Mon, 04/16/2012

CATHALAC: Satellite-aided analysis of land subsidence

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office CATHALAC prepared a preliminary analysis of the effects of land subsidence in Mixco, Guatemala using space-based information.

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Wed, 28/03/2012 - 10:50
Wed, 03/28/2012

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)

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CATHALAC
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CATHALAC’s participation as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and the Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as generating and sharing knowledge for the use of valuable space-based information in the decision making processes. CATHALAC implements the Regional Visualization and Monitoring System (SERVIR) in Mesoamerica in close cooperation with the environmental authorities of the region, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other members of the international scientific community.

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Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
111 Ciudad del Saber
P.O. Box
Panama City, Panama
Tel: +507-317-3200
Fax: +507-317-3299
servir [at] cathalac.org
http://www.cathalac.org
http://www.servir.net
http://www.facebook.com/cathalac
https://twitter.com/cathalac
http://www.youtube.com/user/CATHALACTV

Capacity Building: 

  • GIS & Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, August 13-17, 2012
  • Applications of Meteorological Radar Systems, September 24-28, 2012
  • Wastewater Treatment, October 22-26, 2012
  • Groundwater Modeling, November 12-16, 2012

Find a complete list at: www.cathalac.org/en/education/education-news/international-courses

<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br /> <em>Matias Carrera</em><br /> Director<br /> +507-317-3200<br /> <a href="mailto:matias.carrera@cathalac.org">matias.carrera@cathalac.org</a></p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact</strong><br /> <em>Emil Cherrington</em><br /> Senior Scientist / UN-SPIDER focal point<br /> +507-317-3223<br /> <a href="mailto:emil.cherrington@cathalac.org">emil.cherrington@cathalac.org</a></p> <p><em>Marcelo Oyuela</em><br /> Manager<br /> Division of Information &amp; Communication Technologies<br /> UN-SPIDER alternate representative<br /> +507-317-3224<br /> <a href="mailto:marcelo.oyuela@cathalac.org">marcelo.oyuela@cathalac.org</a></p>

CDEMA publishes situation report on the Matthieu Dam's collapse

In the early morning of July 28, 2011, Dominica's Matthieu Dam was breached, damaging infrastructure downstream in the Layou River valley. In the context of the ongoing Caribbean Satellite

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Wed, 17/08/2011 - 12:18

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Advancing regional cooperation at the PAIGH/USGS Crisis Workshop in Panama

The Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) organized a Crisis Workshop during the annual meeting of the Commissions of PAIGH. The workshop took place on 13 and 14 June 2011 in Panama.

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Fri, 01/07/2011 - 20:09

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9

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Technical Advisory Mission in Guatemala finds well advanced use of GIS

UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Guatemala from 22 to 26 November 2010.

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Tue, 30/11/2010 - 12:18

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-91

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