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Floods in France: International Charter activated

Situation Map - Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, France

Several people have died after torrential rains and subsequent floods in southern France on 17 and 18 September 2014. The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 September by Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC) in order to obtain satellite-based maps of the flood and its impacts. SERTIT will be the Project Manager for this activation.

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Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:57

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Satellites capture exceptional 2014 floods in Bangladesh

The flooding has been particularly strong along the Brahmaputra River

Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world. However, a combination of heavy monsoon rainfall and the arrival of meltwater from the Himalayas has led to exceptionally heavy floods in Bangladesh in the summer of 2014.

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Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:10

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Nigeria: Launch of National Digital Flood Model

Nigeria is frequently affected by floods. The new digital flood model will help.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National Digital Flood Model. The development of the model was a consequence of the severe flooding in 2012, which caused tremendous economic damages.

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Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:33

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High Impact Weather - Event Week 2014 (EUMeTrain)

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High Impact Weather

Experts from European, American and Near-East National Weather Services will provide an insight into the challenges of forecasting critical weather events such as storms, avalanches and floods. What uncertainties do forecasters encounter when dealing with high impact weather? How can they warn people and how long is the lead time?

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08/09/2014 to 12/09/2014

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Mon, 08/09/2014

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Nepal - International Training Course

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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. The purpose of the training programme, taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal, was to improve

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09/06/2014 to 13/06/2014

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International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling

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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).

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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.

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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).

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.

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.

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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) in Romania, provided support to the General Inspectorate for

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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

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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. Of these, the global losses that were insured amounted to USD 45 billion. Most of these losses were caused by disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods and hail events.

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Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:47

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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 Paz, Beni and Pando, Bolivia.

Almost 40 people have been killed and hundreds of homes affected due to extensive rainfall since the end of January. The Bolivian authorities assume that more than 50,000 people have been affected.

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:17

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

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Meeting of the National Coordination Team for the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project for Bangladesh (CIFDP-B), and the Work Package 1 meeting of the EU FP7 Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - tookLIT (RISC-KIT)

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15/02/2014 to 20/02/2014

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Dhaka

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