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

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Namibian Disaster Risk Management of the Office of the Prime Minister

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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. The CCAPS is an initiative piloted by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 17:28
Mon, 08/06/2012

Space Technology for improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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14/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

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Uva-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Badulla

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Badulla

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UN-SPIDER (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) and Disaster Management Centre (Sri Lanka)

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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. The pattern typically brings below average rainfall for the Asia Pacific region, threatening the yields of agricultural crops, while America is often hit by wetter than average weather.

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Tue, 17/07/2012 - 10:06
Tue, 07/17/2012

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 temperature profile observation for use in weather forecasting computer models.

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 10:16
Fri, 07/13/2012

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 predicting landslide hazards in Mesoamerica, a first of its kind effort at the regional level. “The tool will provide early warning for landslide events in Mesoamerica, potentially minimizing the loss of life and property,” commented Emilio Sempris, CATHALAC’s Director. Mesoamerica is highly vulnerable to extreme meteorological events like flooding and to landslides that such events trigger.

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Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:26
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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 these parameters and to

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