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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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Tuition Remarks: 

The training is free of charge.

Date: 

08/09/2014 to 12/09/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 08/09/2014

Event Organisers: 

EuMeTrain

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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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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:07

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44

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26
Fri, 05/02/2014

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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Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:44

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-15

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28
Tue, 04/01/2014

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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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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:47
Mon, 03/31/2014

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

latitude: 

-16

longitude: 

-64
Thu, 02/13/2014

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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24

longitude: 

90

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Date: 

15/02/2014 to 20/02/2014

Venue City: 

Dhaka

Event Organisers: 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Language of event: 

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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 Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:11

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-3

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30
Wed, 02/12/2014

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 support early warning systems for disasters in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 15:34

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15

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121
Mon, 02/10/2014

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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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 16:17

latitude: 

52

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-1
Thu, 02/06/2014

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. It allows volunteers on the ground to instantly share real-time information.

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28

latitude: 

-31

longitude: 

147
Thu, 01/09/2014

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