disaster risk reduction

New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

A new UN-SPIDER newsletter is now available. The latest issue focuses on the use of Earth observation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a milestone year for the United Nations.

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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 08:34

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Data Application of the Month: Landslides

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Data Application of the Month: Landslides
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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development

United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

130 international experts convened in Bonn to discuss the benefits of Earth observation for sustainable development (Image: DLR/Timm Bourry)

On 28 May 2015, UNOOSA and its co-organizers, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), successfully concluded the three day United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth observation in Bonn, Germany.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

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Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:03

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Africa starts using the potential of space technology

Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden from the International Space Station (Image: NASA)

In recent years, many African countries have started using the potential and usefulness of space technology more and more, as an article in The Conversation points out. In sub-Saharan Africa, these are mostly Nigeria and South Africa.

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:56

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7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Africa Working Group (AWG) on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) meets bi-annually to take stock of the progress made regionally on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Africa Regional Strategy for DRR and its Extended Programme of Action: 2006-2015. 

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11/05/2015

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Yaounde

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  • Cameroon

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24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

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The fundamental principle of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) involves the development of bottom-up processes arising from the communities themselves. Development is based on the community's specific needs and its aspirations for safety, and appropriate actions to address these. In above context, ADPC realizes CBDRR is a significant principle to reduce the disaster risk.

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20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Disaster Risk Reduction III

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11/05/2015 to 14/05/2015

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Mon, 11/05/2015

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Madrid

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  • Spain

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Centro de Estudios en Desastres y Emergencias

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Disaster Risk Reduction (RedR UK)

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Basic Disaster Management Terms and Concepts Hyogo Framework CBDRM Framework for DRR Introduction to HVCA Introduction to Community participatory tools and techniques

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INGO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s and Field Practitioners and Government Departments responsible for DRR

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24/08/2015 to 28/08/2015

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Thu, 06/08/2015

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Greater London

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RedR UK

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