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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 Disaster Rescue Efforts amongst ASEM countries" took place on 4 and 5 December 2014 in New Delhi, India.

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11
latitude: 
28.6322
longitude: 
77.2207

Seminar: Exploring disaster responses in the Philippines

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Durham
Basic Information
Date: 
20/10/2014
Venue: 
W007, Dept. of Geography, Dr Ines V. Danao, Asian Social Institute
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR), University of Durham

Language of event: 
English

20th October 2014, 13:00 to 14:30, W007, Dept of Geography, Dr Ines V. Danao, Asian Social Institute

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54.7752
longitude: 
-1.58485

Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness

Bhutan is prone to various hazards, including earthquakes.

In an effort to enhance disaster preparedness and recovery in Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bhutan Country Office, in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster M

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Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:18
latitude: 
27.4728
longitude: 
89.6393

UK: New online mapping tool for disaster management launched

Resilience Direct is a secure platform for multi-agency partnerships

A new interactive mapping service called "Resilience Direct" is being rolled out to the UK resilience comm

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 12:33
latitude: 
50.9097
longitude: 
-1.40435

Image Analysis for Natural Disaster Response

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Date: 
04/03/2014
Event Organisers: 

Exelis Visual Information Solutions

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Additional Information: 

The dates for the webinar differ for the different languages.

The Webinar in English will be held 14:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 4 March 2014; there is also special application website.

The Webinar in German will be held 11:00 (GMT) on Thursday 6 March 2014; there is also special application website.

The Webinar in Italian will be held 15:00 (GMT) on Thursday 6 March 2014; there is also special application webseite.

The Webinar in French will be held 11:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 4 March 2014; there is also special application website.

The webinar is designed to help you understand how ENVI image analysis software can be used to:

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 1/14: Space Technologies in the United Nations

Issue Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2014

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Singapore: Developing first Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of the Earth

Singapore is getting ready to launch its TeLEOS-1 Earth Observation satellite. TeLEOS-1 will be the first Singapore-made commercial satellite.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 10/02/2014 - 07:26
latitude: 
1.35208
longitude: 
103.82

Dominican Republic - National Training course

The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response and UN

Date: 
13/05/2013 - 17/05/2013
Title of Training: 
Remote Sensing in the Context of Floods
Trainers: 
UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC
Target Group: 
Members of the Interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (EIGEO-GR)
Training Profile: 
<p>Following the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) conducted in January 2010 as well as the consequent Institutional Strenghtening Mission (ISM) in November 2011, the interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (Equipo de Información Geo-Espacial para Gestión de Riesgos - EIGEO-GR) was established in the Dominican Republic. It incorporates nearly 15 government ministries, agencies and university centers. EIGEO-GR is headed by a representative of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias).</p> <p>The one-week training for EIGEO-GR members in Santo Domingo focused on the use of space-based information in case of floods. It comprised lectures as well as hands-on training using different data types and software packages.</p>
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18.5
longitude: 
-69.9833

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
latitude: 
38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/13: Earth Observation for Disaster Response

Issue Date: 
Wed, 05/06/2013

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