emergency response

Cyclone Debbie hits Australia, International charter has been activated

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A powerful cyclone has hit the north-eastern coast of Australia. It made landfall in Queensland on 28 March 2017. With winds up to 263km/h, it was first assessed as a category 4 storm, and then it was downgraded to category 2 when moving inland. On 29 March, the authorities warned that a 1,300 kilometer stretch of the north-eastern coast is at dangerous risk of flooding.
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El Salvador, Guatemala and Uruguay taking steps to become Authorised Users of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Staff of the NEOC of SE-CONRED of Guatemala during the simulation

The Secretariat of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is working with selected institutions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Uruguay and other countries in Latin America to engage them as Authorised Users so that in the future, these institutions may request the activation of the Charter in case of large disasters.   This effort has been facilitated by the National Commission for Space Activities of Argentina (CONAE) and UN-SPIDER, and has benefitted from the support provided by the German

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Satellite operators sign Crisis Connectivity Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation

Stephen O’Brien says that satellite communications are the only technology immune to natural disasters (Image: UN Geneva).

On 14 October at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation in Geneva, the

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Satellite operators sign Crisis Connectivity Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation

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ALOS PALSAR satellite images to map southern provinces flooded in Sri Lanka

UN SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in association with Sentinel Asia System (SAS) and JAXA activated the charter on October 1 to generate satellite images covering the Southern Provinces in Sri Lanka.

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Mon, 05/10/2015 - 08:16

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Satellites assist emergency response after the Tianjin blasts

Satellite image of smoke produced by massive explosions in Tianjin (Image: NASA)

On the morning of August 13 the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp activated its

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Mon, 24/08/2015 - 16:01

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Geospatial Technologies for Crisis and Disaster in the Developing World

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), the Mississippi

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05/10/2015 to 09/10/2015

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Tue, 01/09/2015

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Delta State University Campus in Cleveland, Mississippi

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Cleveland, Mississippi

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  • United States of America

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Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Secure World Foundation (SWF), GITA, United Nations Platform for for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) 

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Data Application of the Month: Emergency Response

When a disaster occurs, situational awareness is imperative in decision making for

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Data Application of the Month: Emergency Response
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Cameroon - National Training course

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Sudan - National Training course

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UNOOSA becomes new chair of International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping

The IWG-SEM is a voluntary group of organizations involved in satellite based emergency mapping which supports disaster response

UNOOSA took up the annually rotating position of official Chair of the International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) at the Group's meeting today in Bonn, Germany.

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UNOOSA becomes new chair of International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping

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