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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
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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
latitude: 
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
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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
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-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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Fri, 28/12/2012 - 16:23
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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
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51.7517
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-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

NASA Satellite captures Nigeria Floods

Nigeria continues to be heavily affected by floods. The country’s National Emergency Management Agency reported that floods had killed 431 people and displaced 1.3 million more.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:58

International Charter again activated for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" was activated twice last week for floods in Africa: Chad and Nigeria.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:21