disaster relief

ICIMOD provides resources and expertise to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

ICIMOD supports relief operations in destroyed areas (Image:Hilmi Hacaloğlu)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD), formed a team of GIS and remote sensing experts to support relief efforts after the 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:44

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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11

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Second Chinese Disaster Relief Satellite has been launched

Satellite image of Pearl River delta in China

China has successfully launched its second

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Fri, 28/11/2014 - 10:58

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Google buys satellite image provider Skybox

Google wants to buy Skybox

Google is buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash.

As announced on 10 June 2014 during a press release, this near real-time satellite imaging company will help Google improve its Maps product.

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Wed, 11/06/2014 - 13:54

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China's advanced satellite operating soundly

China's first high-resolution remote sensing satellite ZY-1-02C has carried out orbit tests, and images delivered from it reach international levels, China Center for Resources Satellite

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Mon, 05/03/2012 - 11:01

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UN Dispatch Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

The report

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Tue, 12/04/2011 - 16:17

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake seen from space

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 14:17

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UN in pact with satellite firms to restore communications after disaster

The United Nations telecommunications agency today announced that it has reached agreement with two international satellite organizations to expedite the restoration of vital telecommunications services in the aftermath of natural disasters.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:05

Turning Satellite Images Into Disaster-Relief Efforts

Several academic institutions are teaming up in an effort organized by the U.S. Geological Survey to help turn satellite imagery into actionable data in Japan. Satellite photos tell a powerful story, of course. But they also can be used as leverage in relief efforts.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 10:59

Academics Join Relief Efforts Around the World as Crisis Mappers

Jen Ziemke can't feed the needy in Libya. But, like many academics, the political scientist in Cleveland can pitch in on relief efforts with a different skill: map making. And as agencies look to exploit new-media tools during crises, they're turning to volunteers like her for help.

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:25

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