Natural Hazards

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

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 04/04/2016

Venue: 

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

Venue City: 

Paphos

Venue Country: 

  • Cyprus

Event Organisers: 

Cyprus Remote Sensing Society and Cyprus University of Technology

Co-organisers: 

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
Hellas Sat
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

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 04/12/2015

Venue City: 

Berlin

Venue: 

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

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

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

Venue: 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Venue City: 

Almaty

Venue Country: 

  • Kazakhstan

Event Organisers: 

World Bank

Co-organisers: 

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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Tue, 13/10/2015 - 10:44

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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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Date: 

31/08/2015 to 04/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 24/08/2015

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue: 

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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Natural Hazarads and Extreme Events in the Baltic Sea Region

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One of the grand challenges of Baltic Earth, the new Earth System Science programme for the Baltic Sea region and successor to BALTEX, focuses on natural hazards and extreme events in the Baltic Sea region. Many natural hazards - storms, flooding, droughts, blizzards – are of hydrometeorological origin and can potentially be better understood and forecasted. The most devastating natural hazards are often caused by a combination of several factors.

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60

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Date: 

30/01/2014 to 31/01/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 10/01/2014

Venue: 

Dynamicum of Kampula Campus at University of Helsinki

Venue City: 

Helsinki

Event Organisers: 

Baltic Earth

Co-organisers: 

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

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Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

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