Disaster

7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Africa Working Group (AWG) on

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11/05/2015

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Yaounde

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  • Cameroon

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Crowdsource mapping assistance for cyclone-struck Vanuatu

Within 24 hours, the HOT community more than doubled the amount of map data in OpenStreetMap (Image: HOT)

Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu last Friday, has affected more than 130,000 people, about half of the population of the country, according to UN estimations. Following a direct hit from the Category 5 storm, at least two deaths have been confirmed and over 30 injured people are being treated in the capital Port Vila.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:11

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-15

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International Charter activated for a volcanic eruption in Chile

Satellite image of Volcan Villarrica (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for an eruption at Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile. The mechanism was activated by the National

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:57

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-39

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-72
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CartoSat-2 detects flood risk caused by landslide in Northern India

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 detected the landslide debris in Northern India on 18 January 2015

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) analysed satellite images collected from the CartoSat-2 satellite in order to evaluate the damages caused by a landslide in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:59

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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

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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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Additional Information: 

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

Date: 

04/08/2014 to 08/08/2014

Venue: 

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

Venue City: 

Kathmandu

Event Organisers: 

ICIMOD

Language of event: 

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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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36

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138
Tue, 07/29/2014

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