Disaster

Emergency and Disaster Management

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USA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the primary source of geospatial intelligence for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. NGA provides geospatial intelligence, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as

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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

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Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:50
Wed, 09/03/2014

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China: International Charter activated for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

Earthquakes in 2009, the Yunnan province is an area prone to earthquakes

On 3 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the National

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Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:15

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25

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Deforestation and Forest Degradation Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Sale Geo-spatial Methods

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The overall objective of the course is to impart advanced Remote Sensing (RS) knowledge and techniques to monitor forest cover and associated biomass. The participants will learn about the concepts of remote sensing for forest monitoring and techniques for biomass estimation using different biomass estimation models.

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The participants of the training course will be from ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of forest carbon stock estimation. The participants should have knowledge of remote sensing and GIS as well as forestry. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Lalitpur G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: ( 977 ) 1 5003222 Fax: (977) 1 5003299, 5003277 Email: info [at] icimod.org

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04/08/2014 to 08/08/2014

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Khumaltar, Patan 44700

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Kathmandu

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ICIMOD

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Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was launched in September 2010.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31

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47th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

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The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders from around the world to connect with colleagues, broaden their knowledge base, and embrace the joy of science.

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15/12/2014 to 19/12/2014

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Wed, 06/08/2014

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Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA 94103

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San Francisco

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AGU (American Geophysical Union),

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Florida Institute of Technology, NASA Langley Research Center, Georgia Tech, Winthrop University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Delaware, USDA, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Montana, City College of New York.

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Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan successfully concluded

Participants of the workshop carried out during the Technical Advisory Mission
Technical Advisory Mission team

UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Bhutan from 2 to 6 June 2014. The TAM was conducted upon invitation of the Department of

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Bhutan: Technical Advisory Mission successful

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Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:26

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27

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90
Mon, 06/16/2014

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GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

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This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide hands-on experience with advanced GIS capabilities for water resources modeling.

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04/08/2014 to 06/08/2014

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West Lafayette

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Purdue University, Civil Engeneering Bldg

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Purdue University

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The 7th Spatial Sociocultural Knowledge

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Over the past six years, there have been several recurring discussion threads emerging at the Workshops involving data requirements, understanding operational needs, and tools for addressing those needs.  For the 2014 Workshop, these threads will be drawn together under the umbrella of utility in the fields of stabilization and

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52

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09/06/2014 to 11/06/2014

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Shrivenham

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Shrivenham campus

Event Organisers: 

Cranfield University

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