Early Warning

Using GPS data to characterize earthquake fault lines

Satellite radar image of the magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake (Image: ESA)

The University of Iowa, in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), published a study on how GPS and satellite data can be used in real-time to describe a fault line of an earthquake within one day.

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Wed, 25/03/2015 - 09:33

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER contributes to Early Warning Session at WCDRR

Panel of the WCDRR working session on early warning

Experts of UN-SPIDER as well as UNOOSA's director Simonetta Di Pippo have co-organized and contributed to a working group on early warning during the Third UN World Conference on

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:55

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WCDRR Working Session: Early Warning

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Over the last decades there has been an increase in weather-related disasters, changes in societal structures, and advancements in weather prediction technologies. The session will examine in particular experiences in early warning. The integration of geospatial technology as part of risk communication has been a key to success to early warning systems and risk information application by governments, businesses and individuals.

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14/03/2015

Venue City: 

Sendai

Venue: 

Sendai International Centre, Main Hall

Venue Country: 

  • Japan

Event Organisers: 

Governments: Japan (Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), other National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), Germany – tentative

Major Groups: IFRC

UN: WMO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNOOSA, ITU, UNITAR

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Trimble India: New instrument for earthquake and volcano early warning

Trimble India's new instrument can help prepare for volcanic eruptions

The private company Trimble India developed a new instrument for improved earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring.

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Thu, 19/02/2015 - 14:15

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UNOOSA presents WCDRR efforts to COPUOS STSC

Disasters such as floods affect thousands of people every year. Space-based information can help manage disaster risks.

UNOOSA presented its efforts related to the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) during the fifty-second session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of COPUOS. The office presented its relevant activities during a symposium organised by Japan on the sidelines of STSC as well as in front of the plenary.

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UN-SPIDER presents WCDRR efforts to COPUOS STSC

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Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:40

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Fri, 02/13/2015

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3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management

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Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.

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46

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Date: 

16/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 06/02/2015

Venue: 

Centre des Congrès

Venue City: 

Lyon

Venue Country: 

  • France

Event Organisers: 

Deltares

Co-organisers: 

HR Wallingford, irstea

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4th Regional Training Course On End-To-End Multi Hazards Early Warning Systems

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14

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101

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Date: 

08/06/2015 to 12/06/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 21/01/2015

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Venue Country: 

  • Thailand/Bangkok

Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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UNESCO-IOC: Sharing Sea Level Data for Tsunami Warnings via Satellites

Sea Level Station installed by IOC in December 2013 in Jacmel, Haiti

It is well known: no single country can develop a basin-wide tsunami warning system. Therefore, the United Nations plays a major role in coordinating regional tsunami warning systems, and in ensuring that national capacities are strengthened to prepare for and cope with tsunamis.

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EU-funded projects support better flood warning

Visualisation 3D Science Park Amsterdam by UrbanFlood

Three projects funded by the European Union aim to support faster and more accurate flood warnings. The researchers behind Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods.

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:39
Mon, 09/01/2014

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ISCRAM-Asia 2014: 10 years of post-tsunami recovery - the role of ICTs in building disaster resilience

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ISCRAM-Asia 2014 conference is anchored on the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami 10th (IOTX) Year Anniversary Convention. The six-day long IOTX event comprises a combination of expert and technical workshops, a public lecture, and this conference. IOTX events are free for ISCRAM-ASIA-2014 conference participants.

A list of IOTX events:

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7

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Date: 

20/06/2014 to 21/06/2014

Venue City: 

Colombo

Event Organisers: 

International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 

Language of event: 

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