emergency response

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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Fri, 16/10/2015 - 12:11

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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

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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 Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) 

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Data Application of the Month: Emergency Response

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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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Fri, 29/05/2015 - 12:14

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Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center opened in USA

The MEOSAR satellite-based search and rescue system will improve the current COSPAS-SARSAT system (Image: NOAA)

The world’s first Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center has been opened in Washington, D.C., USA by high-tech development company McMurdo.

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Tue, 19/05/2015 - 08:28

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New study warns: loss of rainfall satellites will hamper flood management

Flood affected areas will suffer under the loss of rain fall satellites (Image: United States Marine Corps)

Currently, there are 10 satellites dedicated to monitoring rainfall, but soon this number is likely to fall: four satellites have already passed their design life and others will follow soon. This will strongly affect flood management globally, shows a study published at Environmental Research Letter.

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Fri, 08/05/2015 - 13:51

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