Disaster Response

Japanese government to develop disposable disaster response satellite

Tsunami Damage near Ishinomaki, Japan March 15, 2011

The Japanese government is currently planning the development of an operationally responsive small observation satellite to be launched in case of a

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Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:43

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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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Seminar: Exploring disaster responses in the Philippines

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

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20/10/2014

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Durham

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

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Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness

Bhutan is prone to various hazards, including earthquakes.

<p>In an effort to enhance

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Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:18

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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 community in late July.

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 12:33

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Image Analysis for Natural Disaster Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The webinar is designed to help you understand how ENVI image analysis software can be used to:

•       Detect change in affected areas

•       Understand the extents of any change

•       Accurately measure the effects of natural disasters

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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.

Date: 

04/03/2014

Event Organisers: 

Exelis Visual Information Solutions

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

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. The launch is planned for the end of 2014 on board of the Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar satellite launch vehicle.

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 07:26

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Dominican Republic - National Training course

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The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for

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13/05/2013 to 17/05/2013

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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: 

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).

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.

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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 Earth. The ISS partner agencies US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Russian Federal Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency stated "The ISS Partners are committed to continuing to share this unique asset in space and the benefits it brings to life on Earth."

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57

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39

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-77
Mon, 07/22/2013

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