Early Warning

Satellite imagery to compare extreme rainfalls events from the last year in Sri Lanka

Accumulated rainfall September 2014 and 2015; and Rainfall events from 21 – 30 Sept

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released some imagery from the satellite rainfall estimates for the current flood disasters in Sri Lanka.

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Geo-DRM, ESCAP’s innovative alternative against disasters in Asia-Pacific

NASA satellite imagery of Northern India on June 2013, showing rainclouds. This data could be combined by Geo-DRM system with other information to improve weather forecast.

Geo-referenced information Systems for

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Himawari 8 satellite to improve forecast accuracy

Weather satellite image of a tornado, captured by NASA (Tornadic Weather System)

The Bureau of Meteorology informed that the new satellite, called Himawari 8, will provide updated images every ten minutes.

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Mon, 07/09/2015 - 12:56

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IRSTEA to test SIGNALERT App during forest fires in France

Screenshot of SIGNALERT App to download in Google Play (Image: Google Play)

The unit Mediterranean Ecosystems and Risks (EMAX) of the National Institute for Science Research and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA) will start testing the free smartphone app SIGNALERT, developed by the homonym start-up, that allows citizens to report about natural disasters.

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Wed, 22/07/2015 - 15:37

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6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

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The conference will build on opportunities through science and technology to address current issues and reduce risks for future generations. The conference would discuss the linkages among governance issues, decision making and

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28/10/2015 to 30/10/2015

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SCOPE Convention Centre, 7 Lodhi Road New Delhi, 110003

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New Delhi

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  • India

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Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology

International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)

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International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria 

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan

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Training Course on Emergency Planning Management

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10/08/2015 to 14/08/2015

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Nairobi

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IRES Training Centre (Njema Court)

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  • Kenya

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UN-SPIDER supports UNESCO-IOC workshop on coastal hazard assessment

The workshop is focusing on coastal hazard assessment

Today, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) opened their training workshop "Coastal

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Training Course on the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

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08/06/2015 to 12/06/2015

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Mon, 01/06/2015

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Nairobi

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Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction

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08/06/2015 to 12/06/2015

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Mon, 01/06/2015

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Nairobi

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Saarc on the way to implement a disaster monitoring system

The new agreement is aimed to provide assistance to all Saarc member states affected by disasters (Image: Krish Dulal)

An agreement signed by all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and India) is underway to promote a rapid response to natural disasters.

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