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Offshore wind farms could weaken hurricane power

Satellite image of hurricane Katrina

A recent study conducted by Mark Z.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:37
latitude: 
29.9511
longitude: 
-90.0715

High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15
latitude: 
46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423

India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective disaster planning, government cooperation, preparedness at the community level and early warning communication contributed to a minimal death toll in the wake of the stron

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45
latitude: 
20.9517
longitude: 
85.0985

US National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management ra

latitude: 
40.8288
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-96.6717

Dominican Republic - National Training course

The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response and UN

Date: 
13/05/2013 - 17/05/2013
Title of Training: 
Remote Sensing in the Context of Floods
Trainers: 
UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC
Target Group: 
Members of the Interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (EIGEO-GR)
Training Profile: 
<p>Following the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) conducted in January 2010 as well as the consequent Institutional Strenghtening Mission (ISM) in November 2011, the interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (Equipo de Información Geo-Espacial para Gestión de Riesgos - EIGEO-GR) was established in the Dominican Republic. It incorporates nearly 15 government ministries, agencies and university centers. EIGEO-GR is headed by a representative of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias).</p> <p>The one-week training for EIGEO-GR members in Santo Domingo focused on the use of space-based information in case of floods. It comprised lectures as well as hands-on training using different data types and software packages.</p>
latitude: 
18.5
longitude: 
-69.9833

Sri Lanka Ministry of Disaster Management

The mission of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka is to facilitate harmony and the prosperity and dignity of human life through effective prevention and mitigation of natural and man-

Jamaican Earthquake Unit

Through operating the Jamaica Seismograph Network and affiliating with other Caribbean and Regional networks, the Earthquake Unit seeks to understand earthquake processes in and around Jamaica and

Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR)

The Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management is the Governmental institution that is concerned with risk reduction and emergency and disaster management.

Disaster management center up in forum

The Philippines will seek assistance in setting up a disaster management center at next week’s forum of lawmakers in the region in Japan, a senator said yesterday.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 15:01
latitude: 
12.8797
longitude: 
121.774

MGB-6 Emphasises Utilisation of Geohazard Maps

Since the information provided in geohazard maps shows the level of susceptibility of an area to hazards such as flooding and landslides, they should be used by local government officials,

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Tue, 10/01/2012 - 12:59
latitude: 
12.8797
longitude: 
121.774