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High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15
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ESA: Sentinel 1a to be launched in April

Sentinel 1 from the European Unions Copernicus Program

BBC reported last week that the launch of the multibillion Euro satellites programme Sentinel is set to launch in the beginning of April.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:30
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World Economic Forum publishes Global Risks Report 2014

World Economic Forum released the Global Risks 2014 Report

The World Economic Forum released its Global Risks 2014 Report.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:12

CEOS publishes GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment

The Earth caught by NASA's satellites Terra and Aqua

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) recently published the

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 14:00

International conference on disaster management ICDM-2014

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sat, 15/02/2014
Venue City: 
Nagpur
Basic Information
Date: 
13/03/2014 - 14/03/2014
Venue: 
Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering
Venue Country: 
India
Event Organisers: 

Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE)

Co-organisers: 

Northern Illinois University, USA

SEGi University, Malaysia

Language of event: 
English

The World has witnessed some of the worst disasters recently which in turn

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21.1458
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6th International Congress on Health in Emergencies and Disasters

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Tehran
Basic Information
Date: 
05/02/2014 - 07/02/2014
Venue: 
Razi International Conference Center
Venue Country: 
I.R. Iran
Event Organisers: 

Iranian Virtual Institute for Emergencies and Disasters

Language of event: 
English

The 2014 International Congress on Health in Emergencies and Disasters aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experience and resear

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35.6962
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51.4229

Disaster Risk Reduction in emergencies

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
London
Basic Information
Date: 
03/02/2014 - 07/02/2014
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

What does t

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New legislation adopted on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

On 10 December 2013, the European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism paving, by doing so, the way for stronger cooperation in responding to disasters.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:15
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46.1984
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6.1423

Indian Ocean islands cooperate to establish disaster loss databases

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:48
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-20.3484
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57.5522

Myanmar - National Training Course

As a follow-up to a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar in March 2013, UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly organized the national training

Date: 
26/11/2012 - 30/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and ICIMOD as well as invited experts from Wuhan University, China and the Myanmar Information Management Unit.
Target Group: 
Twenty participants from various line ministries and departments involved in supporting disaster risk management and emergency response in Myanmar attended the training course. Key officials from the following departments/agencies were among the participants: Relief and Rehabilitation Department (RRD), Department of Water Research and Improvement of River Systems (DWRIRS), Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), Fire Services Department (FSD), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Natural Resources Utilization Department (NUD), Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department (ID), Forest Department (FD), Rural Development Department (RDD) and the General Administration Department (GAD).
Training Profile: 
The participants were introduced to the concepts of hazard and vulnerability, Earth observation satellites for disaster management, geographic information system, visualization of GIS data and satellite images, Hyogo Framework of Action, methodologies for near real time mapping for emergency response, crowd sourcing, Sentinel Asia System, International Charter and other topics. The hands-on exercises were conducted on Quantum GIS, an open source GIS and Image Processing Software.
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