disaster prevention

DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer to be sent to the ISS at the end of 2016

Images of the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing will be soon expanded by the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (Image: NASA).
In November 2016, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will install its Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) at the International Space Station (ISS). The spectrometer will be used to monitor natural hazards such as fires, floods, and droughts through the scan of multiple bands of
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Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:22

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Four new Chinese satellites to contribute for disaster prevention

Launch of Jilin-1 four satellites at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gansu Province. Photo Credit: Xinhua/Zhao Peng

Four satellites were launched for harvest assessment, geological

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Wed, 14/10/2015 - 09:19

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Cuba promotes use of satellite remote scanning and detecting

Cuba from space (Image: NASA)

At the Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, the country presented “A Look to the Outer Space” which promotes the use of satellite remote scanning and detecting to be used for the country”s economy.

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Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:12

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World Natural Disasters (Flood & Earthquake) Prevention Conference 2015

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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19/05/2015 to 20/05/2015

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Shangri-La Hotel

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand

Event Organisers: 

Red Carpet Events Pte Ltd

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Events Actually Singapore

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New app connects local disaster response resources with open data

DAAD Application allows to share resources and request assistance.

The US company Appallicious released on 29 July 2014 the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), a new cloud-based app that can organize real-time

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:47

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USGS announces forthcoming 3D Elevation Programme

High-resolution lidar image of Mount St. Helens, Washington

A new 3D Elevation Programme (3DEP), is the outcome of a partnership between USGS and other federal, state, local and private agencies in the United States, designed to respond to the growing needs for three-dimensional mapping data of the United States.

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:52

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Training: Disaster Management

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Participants have to be graduates in any discipline

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01/05/2013

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Nairobi

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International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

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International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

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Early Warning: European Environment Agency publishes lessons learned

New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.

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ISSDA International Seminar on Natural Disasters and Sustainable Development

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The International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
(ISSDA) would like to invite you to participate in the International

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17/04/2013 to 19/04/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 15/02/2013

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Hotel Astoria

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Göttingen

Event Organisers: 

The International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
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Brazil wants Japanese assistance in disaster prevention

Brazil urged Japan to collaborate in the field of

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:12

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