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EU-funded projects support better flood warning

Visualisation 3D Science Park Amsterdam by UrbanFlood

Three projects funded by the European Union aim to support faster and more accurate flood warnings.

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:39

Nepal - International Training Course

From 9 to 13 June 2014, UN-SPIDER conducted an international training programme on multi-level risk profiling jointly with its Regional Support Office ICIMOD.

Date: 
09/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling
Trainers: 
The experts providing the training course included specialists from UN-SPIDER, from ICIMOD, from National Disaster Reduction Centre of China NDRCC (China), and from the National Remote Sensing Centre NRDC (India).
Target Group: 
20 participants from disaster management agencies and stakeholder departments of ICIMOD Member States participated in the training programme. All but one ICIMOD Member state attended the programme: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Training Profile: 
<p>The training on ‘Regional Training on Multi-level Flood Risk Mapping’ was jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNSPIDER) of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Part of the support for this training course comes from “SERVIR-Himalaya”, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).</p> <p>The purpose of the training programme is to improve disaster risk management using space based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER. </p> <p>The training covered climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology, developing hazard and vulnerability indicators at national and sub-national level, flood inundation modelling using HEC-RAS methods, flood inundation mapping and monitoring using satellite images and landslide hazard mapping using satellite remote sensing. More than 50% time was devoted to the hands-on sessions on flood inundation model (held by an expert of ICIMOD), on flood mapping and monitoring (held by an expert of NDRCC) and on landslide hazard mapping (held by an expert of the National Remote Sensing Centre of India). UN-SPIDER delivered lectures on climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology and on the role of space technology in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and HFA2.</p> <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/2014_Nepal_Training_Report_Final.pdf">Download the training course report.</a>
latitude: 
27.7
longitude: 
85.3333

Bangladesh - National Training Course

From 12 to 16 May 2013, as a follow-up to the UN-SPIDER techn

Date: 
12/05/2013 - 16/05/2013
Title of Training: 
Space Technology for Flood Hazard Mapping, Flood Forecast and Rapid Mapping in Bangladesh
Trainers: 
The training was conducted by experts from UN-SPIDER, the International Water Management Institute, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)
Target Group: 
A total of 20 officials from 17 government departments in Bangladesh participated in the programme. These departments included: Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics , Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) , Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) , Forest Department, Flood Forecast and Warning Center (FFWC), Joint Rivers Commission, Bangladesh (JRCB), Urban Development Directory (UDD) , Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) , Dhaka University (DU), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) , Geography /Disaster Science and Mngt. Dept, Dhaka, Dhaka WASA, Armed Forces Division (AFD), Survey of Bangladesh (SoB), Water Resources Management Organization (WRMO).
Training Profile: 
<p>The training covered a wide range of topics such as an overview of the role of Earth Observation in disaster management, the regional plan of action on promoting Space and GIS applications for disaster risk management and sustainable development, global and regional flood hotspot assessment, flood hazard/risk mapping, multi-hazard risk and vulnerability assessment, flood inundation mapping using multi-resolution satellite data, flood response rapid mapping etc. Participants were also offered hands-on sessions to develop skills in mapping and modelling floods.</p> <p>The complete training report is available for download <a href="/sites/default/files/UN-SPIDER-TrainingActivity_Report-Bangladesh.pdf">here</a>.
latitude: 
23.725
longitude: 
90.3845

RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data receiving station

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, and

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:08
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-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 1/14: Space Technologies in the United Nations

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Wed, 12/02/2014

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Philippines produces 3D hazard map for floods

View of a 3D map of flood-prone Cagayan de Oro

In the context of its climate change adaptation efforts, the Philippine government has begun producing 3D flood hazard maps to help make better planning decisions about flood risks, as trust.org re

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Thu, 26/09/2013 - 10:20
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8.45424
longitude: 
124.632

Mitigating the impacts of floods with satellites

Data provided by optical and radar satellites are used to generate maps of flood

CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land & Ecosystems (WLE) and Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are conducting a project focusing on flood impact mitigation using geospatial

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Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00

ArcSWAT (Texas A&M University)

Software type: 
Extension
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Latest release (year): 
2012
Is extension for: 
ArcGIS
File types: 
asc
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
shp
File types: 
txt
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Hazard: 
Flood
Hazard: 
Mass Movement

UN-SPIDER co-organizes training on space technologies for floods

From 22 to 26 July 2013, UN-SPIDER jointly with CSSTEAP (Centre for Space Science Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific), IWMI (International Water Management Institute) and UNESCAP organiz

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 29/07/2013 - 08:11
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30.3405
longitude: 
78.0409

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/13: Earth Observation for Disaster Response

Issue Date: 
Wed, 05/06/2013

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