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6th international training course on climate risk management in a changing environment

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sat, 19/07/2014
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
01/09/2014 - 10/09/2014
Venue Country: 
Thailand
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center invites practitioners from: Government policy makers and development practitioners representing planning agencies, local authorities, land use planning offices, disaster risk management agencies, climate change secretariats or offices attached to national level ministries or sub-national government authorities UN development and environmental agencies, international organizations such as Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, donor agencies and NGOs working on climate risk management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management or green development programs Academe such as Universities, research institutes or training institutes on climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management Private sector such as insurance and construction industries Media and charity & faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

Understanding the science of climate change and potential interventions and their integration into development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and disaster risk reduct

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Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00
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15.87
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100.993

Mexico - Regional Training course

As a way to strengthen the knowledge and skills of professionals working in government agencies in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador on the use of radar imagery in case of floods, UN-SPIDER

Date: 
24/10/2011 - 28/10/2011
Title of Training: 
Use of radar Imagery in case of floods
Trainers: 
Experts from the Argentinean Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics and from CATHALAC
Target Group: 
12 participants from 10 government agencies from these four Mesoamerican countries representing civil protection agencies, ministries of Environment and Natural Resources; national commissions on forestry and water resources; geographic Institutes and national planning agencies
Training Profile: 
<p>The instructors focused on the characteristics of radar images, on the peculiarities concerning their acquisition by specific satellites with such capabilities (orbital trajectory of acquisition, type of band, polarization mode), and on the features displayed in the images emerging from specific characteristics of microwaves; scatterers on the ground including forests, crops, and pastures; and specific conditions of the ground including roughness and permanent or intermittent presence of water (water bodies, swamps, marshes and wetlands). The course was complemented with practical exercises on the use of specific software packages such as NEST, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS and MapReady to pre-process and then to process radar imagery to detect floods in various types of environments.</p> <p>In addition, instructors made special emphasis on the detection of water using a variety of post-processing algorithms including speckle filtering, change detection using several images, and multi-temporal analysis. As data from optical sensors can also be used for detection of floods, the processing of radar imagery was also complemented with techniques to process optical imagery, including the generation of indices and other methods for determining extents of inundated areas. Participants also focused on detection of changes using imagery for their respective countries. </p>
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ESA: Making satellite flood maps easily available

ESA's Fully Automated Aqua Processing Service (FAAPS)

The European Space Agency ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 08:20

Pakistan: SUPARCO generates inundation maps for ongoing floods

Pakistan is currently facing medium to high level flooding in all the major rivers of the country.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:26
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30.3753
longitude: 
69.3451

Senegal: International Charter activated due to floods in Dakar

Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding

Due to flooding in Dakar caused by heavy rains, on 25 August 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support Senegal with its flood response efforts.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 10:03
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14.7645
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-17.366

Pakistan: International Charter activated for widespread flooding

 Flooding in the Punjab and Sindh Province's of Pakistan

On 22 August 2013, UNITAR/UNOSAT requested the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters to support Pakistan in its emergency response to the widespread flooding that is af

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 22/08/2013 - 14:36
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30.3753
longitude: 
69.3451

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
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.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 06/08/2013 - 17:33
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12.8628
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