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Earthquakes: Australian team presents damage assessment system

A 7.1 level earthquake was recreated during the event

While recreating a 7.1 level earthquake, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) members demonstrated the potential of

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Mon, 26/08/2013 - 14:25

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Iran: Plans for launch of seven new satellites

Iran’s Qeshm Island seen from space by ESA's Envisat satellite.

During the new Iranian calendar year which started on March 21, the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to launch seven satellites into space, Hamid Fezeli, Head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA) said. ISA is also host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices.

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Sri Lanka Ministry of Disaster Management

The mission of the Ministry of

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Myanmar Relief and Resettlement Department

Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) was established with the objectives to provide relief for victims of natural disasters to ease their sufferings and take precautionary steps as to minimize loss of lives and property of the victims of natural disasters. It is part of the Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Website: http://www.clearcut-team.com/rrd/index.php?name=menu&m=1&id=3

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Jamaican Meteorological Service

The mission of the Meteorological Service is to take full advantage of the present knowledge of weather and climate, to take steps to improve significantly that knowledge and to foresee and prevent potential man-made changes in climate that might be adverse to the well-being of humanity.

Website: http://www.metservice.gov.jm/

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World Bank Country Office in Guatemala

Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth. But with the second lowest social indicators in the region, rising food prices pose a risk for vulnerable members of the population. The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It supports development by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries. It provides policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance.

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Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH)

INSIVUMEH is the entity that constantly monitors the surge, weather, earthquakes and volcanoes in Guatemala, a country with high risks of natural disasters. It does so in order to predict, prevent, adequately manage and minimise the consequences of any kind of

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Spaceborne Precipitation Radar Ships from Japan to U.S.

Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes. The instrument will be shipped from Japan to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., to be integrated into an upcoming NASA Earth science satellite.

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:04

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Wed, 02/15/2012

Space know-how 'can help predict' natural disasters

Space technology and exploration could be used to help mitigate loss of life and damage caused by natural disasters, a conference in Brussels was told.

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Mon, 18/04/2011 - 11:44

Volcanic Crisis Management and Mitigation Strategies

Natural phenomena such as earthquakes, mud floods, landslides, volcanic eruption or industrial accidents may cause huge disasters. Each crisis generally determines consequences in multiple sectors and systems (e.g. building and infrastructures, roads and public transport, lifelines and telecommunication, society and

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Tue, 22/03/2011 - 12:24

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