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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 Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in emergency response, by usi

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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.

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Mon, 08/04/2013 - 15:39
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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-

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

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

World Bank Country Office in Guatemala

Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth.

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.

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 sno

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:04
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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.

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Tue, 22/03/2011 - 12:24