disaster management

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

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:48

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Fri, 12/06/2013

Myanmar - National Training Course

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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 course "Geo-informatics for

Date: 

26/11/2012 to 30/11/2012

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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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Cameroon - National Training course

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In 2011 UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission in order to assess the potential of space-based information in responding to these hazards.

Date: 

05/05/2012 to 09/05/2012

Title of Training: 

Remote Sensing for Disaster Management

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Trainers: 

Experts from Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Target Group: 

Some 25 participants from DPC/MINETAD and representatives various other ministries and universities attended the training. In addition, 7 participants from other Central Africa states (Burundi, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon) participated.

Training Profile: 

The training was conducted in French language using software donated by Esri (ArcGIS 10 French) and the ILWIS Academic version. The group had access to recent very high resolution Quickbird sample images over hotspots in Cameroon, courtesy of Digital Globe, Inc. The training covered basic elements of remote sensing, GIS basics and simple data extraction and geo-referencing techniques, accompanied by various presentations and visual material on use of remote sensing for disaster management.

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7th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The 7th annual TIDES Fall Field Demonstration will take place in Washington, DC at the National Defense University (NDU) campus from Tuesday, October 1st to Friday, October 4th.

Date: 

01/10/2013 to 04/10/2013

Venue: 

The Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at National Defense University (NDU)

Venue City: 

Washington

Event Organisers: 

The Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at National Defense University (NDU)

Language of event: 

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Report launch: The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

On 3 September 2013, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying geoinformation to

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Short title: 

Publication launch: Geoinformation for disaster risk management

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:49

Country/Region: 

Tue, 09/03/2013

UN-SPIDER news: 

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The Value of Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

India: Developing a satellite-linked disaster warning system in Gujarat

The government is already working in the implementation of this project

The Indian state of Gujarat is planning a project to set up a satellite-linked

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:09

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22

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Tue, 08/13/2013

9th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

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14

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Training Target Audience: 

The course is open to all participants who are working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction. There is no prerequisite GIS knowledge for participant who is interested in this course. The course welcome participants from all geographic areas, however the class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

Participants must be fully conversant in English.

Tuition Remarks: 

The standard course fee of US$3,175 covers the course tuition, training materials, accommodation with breakfast, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses. Participant who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,275

Additional Information: 

The training will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Exact venue to be confirmed at a later date.

Date: 

21/10/2013 to 01/11/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 20/09/2013

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Co-organisers: 

- The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC) - UNITARS Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

Language of event: 

1

Workshop on Governance Capacity and Natural Disasters: Enhancing Preparedness, Response and Rebuilding

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This workshop brings theoretical and practical expertise to address how governance mechanisms can be enhanced to address natural disasters. It engages leading experts on governance and natural disasters. The workshop will build on the successes and failures derived from past experiences towards better mitigating and recovering from future disasters.

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21

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-158

Date: 

26/08/2013 to 28/08/2013

Venue City: 

Honolulu

Venue: 

John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center

Event Organisers: 

East-West Center
University of Hawaii at M?noa
United Nations University

Language of event: 

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9th International Conference on Geoinformation for Disaster Management (Gi4DM)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The 9th International Conference on Geoinformation for

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21

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106

Date: 

09/12/2013 to 11/12/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 01/08/2013

Venue City: 

Hanoi

Venue: 

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Rd., Cau Giay

Event Organisers: 

The Institute of Geography (VAST) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

Co-organisers: 

Patronage: AARS, VGCR Sponsors: VAST Participants: UN, ADRC, DOSM, JAXA, HUMG, HUA, WRU

Language of event: 

1

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