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Solomon Islands: International Charter and Sentinel Asia provide maps and imagery for flood response

satellite image of flood affected areas in the Solomon islands

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 5 April by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP and UN OCHA in the Solomon Islands due to heavy rainfall which caused flash flood

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Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:56
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-9.43038
longitude: 
159.948

UN-SPIDER Updates March 2014

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Tue, 01/04/2014

The Philippines: Government to complete flood hazard mapping in 2016

satellite image of floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines wants to finish up the mapping process of all flood prone zones in the country by 2016.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:16
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12.8797
longitude: 
121.774

Sudan: Connecting farmers with real-time flood management information

Sudan seen from Space by ESA's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer in 2004

In 2003, 2007 and 2013, Sudan was particularly harshly affected by flash floods that displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:40
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12.6592
longitude: 
30.69

USA: New website with data on climate change effects and floods

Map of rainfalls during Sandy

The White House is currently working with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and different technology companies to create a webs

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:16
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38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

UCLA geographers create a new way to measure river flows

New measurements method t suppliement flood warning systems

A team of geographers at University of California have developed a new approach to measure river flows from outer space.

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:57
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34.0522
longitude: 
-118.244

Heavy rain and floods in Brazil: International Charter activated

The flooding is taking place in the state of Rodonia on the border with Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 March 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for floods in the northern regions of Braz

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:13
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-10.5599
longitude: 
-65.3809

Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10
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44.4949
longitude: 
11.3426

Apply now: United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction

This year’s Expert Meeting in Bonn will focus on droughts and floods.

UN-SPIDER is pleased to announce its United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, on 5

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Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:00
latitude: 
50.7184
longitude: 
7.12743

Open data: UK Environment Agency releases flood data to public

The UK Environment Agency decide to release flood-related data

The UK has been heavily affected by floods for months with peaks in February affecting thousands of people and companies.

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Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:44
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51.5085
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