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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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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.

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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

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Satellite Data shows Nepal earthquake displacement

Nepal Earthquake Displacement (Image: DLR)

An image based on satellite data from the European Sentinel-1A satellite shows how and where the land uplifted and sank from the 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Mon, 04/05/2015 - 14:11

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IWG-SEM autumn meeting 2014 (Munich and web-based)

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Participating Organizations: DLR, EC-DG ENTR, ITHACA, AIT/Jaxa, EC-JRC, SERTIT, OOSA/UN-SPIDER, USGS, World Bank

 

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25/12/2014

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Thu, 04/12/2014

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DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany

Dataset of the month: USGS's Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

HDDS Explorer (USGS)

In case of a disaster, immediate access to relevant information can save lifes.

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September 2014 dataset of the month: HDDS
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