Natural Hazards

European Commission publishes Atlas of the Human Planet 2017

The 2017 edition of the Atlas of the Human Planet by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre was presented during the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting in Cancun, Mexico. It looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas for six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last four decades.

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International Charter activated for floods in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo. Image courtesy of NASA.

Heavy rains are affecting the Dominican Republic since the end of March 2017. They caused swelling of rivers in several areas in the country , displacing more than 9,000 people.

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Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:41

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DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer to be sent to the ISS at the end of 2016

Images of the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing will be soon expanded by the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (Image: NASA).
In November 2016, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will install its Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) at the International Space Station (ISS). The spectrometer will be used to monitor natural hazards such as fires, floods, and droughts through the scan of multiple bands of
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Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:22

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RSCy2016 ʽFourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environmentʼ 4-8 April, 2016 - Cyprus

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Papers can be presented orally and by poster. Both are considered of equal standing. Kindly indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation when submitting your abstract. Please note that both oral and poster presentations require a full paper to be submitted in order to be published in the SPIE conference proceedings.  All abstracts will be published in the RSCy2016 abstract proceedings that will be distributed at the conference.
 

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04/04/2015 to 08/04/2015

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Mon, 04/04/2016

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King Evelthon Beach Hotel P.O.Box 61415, Paphos, Cyprus, Paphos, Zypern

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Paphos

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  • Cyprus

Event Organisers: 

Cyprus Remote Sensing Society and Cyprus University of Technology

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Group on Earth Observations
German Aerospace Center
European Space Agency
Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Works
Technical Chamber of Cyprus
Cyprus Department of Meteorology
Agricultural Research Institute
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Frederick University
Neapolis University Pafos
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Science for future peace and development

On 10 November, UNESCO and the world celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 (Image:Creative Commons).

On 10 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015, launching the 2015 UNESCO World Science Report.

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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 15:15

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Workshop on Climate Impact and Loss data for Europe Berlin

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16/12/2015 to 17/12/2015

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Fri, 04/12/2015

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Berlin

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Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

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  • Germany

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Joint Programming Initiative on Climate 

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Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum

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Central Asia is a region vulnerable to many natural hazards, of which earthquakes are one of the most catastrophic ones. Historically, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been devastated by a number of earthquakes that caused huge economic and human losses. 
 

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27/10/2015 to 28/10/2015

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Almaty

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  • Kazakhstan

Event Organisers: 

World Bank

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Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

The UN celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction (Image: NASA/UNISDR).

Throughout their history, societies around the world have suffered the impacts of disasters triggered by natural hazards. And while disasters continue to occur in this century, the knowledge gained over hundreds of years has been essential to identify ways to minimize the effects of such natural hazards. Ancient communities in floodplains and deltas developed the knowledge to identify areas less exposed to floods, as well as precursors to such floods.

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On 13 October UN-SPIDER celebrates the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction

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Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The workshop offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for DRR.

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31/08/2015 to 04/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 24/08/2015

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Nairobi

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IRES Training Centre (Njema Court, Rhapta Road)

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

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New regional warning system to serve Poland

Widespread flooding along the Vistula River in southeastern Poland

On January 2015, Poland will launch nationwide a regional warning system in order to broadcast information on natual hazards through digital technology.

The latest Polish alert system has been developed to warn people in crisis about storms, tornados, floods and other disasters, as well as to provide evacuation data such as maps, routes and instructional videos. 

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Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:54

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