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China: International Charter activated for severe floods

Flooding in these areas is likely to continue

On 16 August 2013, the China Meteorological Administration requested to activate the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, after rain-triggered flooding had destroyed many roads and pow

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 10:42
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45.7423
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126.662

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
Screenshot: 
Hazard: 
Flood
Hazard: 
Mass Movement

Sudan: International Charter activated due to floods

 Heavy rain and floods in Sudan

Due to heavy rain and floods in Sudan, the International Charter was activated on 6 August 2013 in order to aid and support emergency responders in the country with space-based information.

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Tue, 06/08/2013 - 17:33
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12.8628
longitude: 
30.2176

India: GIS used in the Flood Mapping Project to prevent damages

India suffers of severe floods

The Indian State is strengthening efforts towards flood mapping using GIS to assess the vulnerability of selected areas and therefore, be able to prepare the necessary disaster mitigation activit

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Wed, 24/07/2013 - 16:10
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22.2587
longitude: 
71.1924

Canada: ISERV camera on International Space Station captures floods in Calgary

Image acquired June 22, 2013

The "disaster cam" installed in the Destiny module window on the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2013 by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, captured digital images of downtown Calgary,

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:19
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51.0453
longitude: 
-114.058

Germany: International Charter activated for Floods

Floods in Saxony in 2008

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated for Germany in order to provide current satellite information for the floods in Saxony and Bavaria.

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Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:08
latitude: 
48.5667
longitude: 
13.4319

Extreme rainfall coincides with rising global temperature

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise.

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Mon, 04/02/2013 - 13:42
latitude: 
-34.919
longitude: 
138.605

International Workshop on flood risk mapping using spatial technologies

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) - host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - conducted a five-day training/workshop on “Flood Risk Mapping Using S

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 28/12/2012 - 16:23
latitude: 
31.4813
longitude: 
74.2621

International Charter activated for flooding in England

Heavy rain swept across the UK over the weekend of 22 and 23 December. This resulted in flooding across the country, particularly affecting south-west England and Wales.

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Sat, 22/12/2012 - 19:07
latitude: 
51.7517
longitude: 
-1.25529

International Charter activated for Flood in England

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated on 27 November 2012 by the Environment Agency of England and Wales, after widespread floods had hit a number of regions

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Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:17