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Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" is now open.

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Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:18

Namibian Disaster Risk Management of the Office of the Prime Minister

The Directorate exists to develop a functional national disaster risk reduction system that minimizes community vulnerability to hazards and effectively manages the impact of disasters within the c

Mapping vulnerability in Africa to combat climate change and natural hazards

A new mapping tool that analyzes how climate change, natural hazards, conflict and aid intersect in Africa has been developed by the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program.

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 17:28

Space Technology for improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka

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14/08/2012 - 17/08/2012
Uva-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Badulla
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Sri Lanka
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UN-SPIDER (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) and Disaster Management Centre (Sri Lanka)


Uwa-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka, and National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

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El Nino phenomenon: Impacts predicted for late 2012

Climate indicators for an El Nino event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern in late 2012.

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Tue, 17/07/2012 - 10:06

GPS technology improves weather forecasting

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's SPACE Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology are using GPS and low earth orbit satellites to provide an additional type of temper

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 10:16

CATHALAC: Regional Landslide Risk Prediction Tool Developed for Mesoamerica

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), which also hosts a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has recently developed an automated, online tool for pred

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Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:26

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link t