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Floods in Romania monitored by Copernicus EMS

Flood Delineation Map of Bragadiru, Romania on 20 April 2014

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO)

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:07
latitude: 
44.4325
longitude: 
26.1039

El Salvador: UN-SPIDER and partners conduct Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems

Participants of the Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems in El Salvador

On 31 March and 1 April 2014, UN-SPIDER, the Central American Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC) and Secure World Foundation joined forces to conduct an expert meeting

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Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:44
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-15.4082
longitude: 
28.2872

Global insured losses from disasters were USD 45 billion in 2013

The study looks at global insured and un-insured losses from disasters

According to a recent study published by the re-insurance company Swiss Re, the total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 140 billion in 2013.

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Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:47

Bolivia: International Charter activated for rainfall, floods, and landslides

satellite image of floods in Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in the departments of La

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:17
latitude: 
-16.2902
longitude: 
-63.5887

Meeting of the National Coordination Team for the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project for Bangladesh

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Dhaka
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Date: 
15/02/2014 - 20/02/2014
Venue Country: 
Bangladesh
Event Organisers: 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Language of event: 
English

Meeting of the National Coordination Team for the Coastal Inundati

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23.7099
longitude: 
90.4071

Burundi: International Charter activated due to floods and landslides

Lake Tanganyika from space

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, in order to provide satellite-based maps of floods and landslides in B

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:11
latitude: 
-3.37306
longitude: 
29.9189

ESCAP and GIZ: New cooperation to strengthen disaster early warning in Asia-Pacific

satellite image of the island of Phuket before the tsunami hit

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) agreed on a 500,000 Euro investment from Germany to sup

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 15:34
latitude: 
14.6761
longitude: 
121.013

UK: International Charter activation due to ongoing struggle with floods

satellite image of snow covered UK

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the third time in the last three months for flood events in the United Kingdom.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 16:17
latitude: 
52.3555
longitude: 
-1.17432

Australia: New South Wales launches GIS Emergency Response System

NASA's Terra satellite image of flooded communities in Australia

New South Wales State Emergency Services (NSW SES) launched a new mapping system to help emergency responders coordinate better rescue operations.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28
latitude: 
-31.2532
longitude: 
146.921

Brazil: Satellite measures record rain floods

Satellite imagery shows extreme rainfall in Brazil

December 2013 was a record rainfall month for many states in Brazil.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:13
latitude: 
-19.3591
longitude: 
-40.2319