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ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications

Floods in China in 2013 captured by the Indian Radarsat satellite
Technical advisory service provided to the National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia in 2013

The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region of the world.

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Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)

The mission of the National

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Solomon Islands - Technical Advisory Mission

At the request of the Government of the Solomon Islands, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) from 24 to 28 September 2012. The goal was to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of Disaster management and strengthen disaster risk management in the country by providing better access to space-based information for disaster risk reduction as well as response.

Dates: 

Mon, 24/09/2012 to Fri, 28/09/2012

Host Institution: 

National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)

Mission Team: 

The mission was headed by two experts from UN-SPIDER and included experts from UNEP, UNDP, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), York University, Planet Action, the China National Space Administration and the Regional Centre for Mapping and Resources Development (RCMRD), which is one of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Africa.

Mission Profile: 

The mission began with pre-TAM discussions of the mission team with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Solomon Islands. The mission team visited several offices during the first three days. These meetings provided an insight to these agencies' roles in the national disaster management processes with an emphasis on space-based and geospatial information. Additionally, a one day workshop was conducted, which was attended by 25 persons from the government departments, UN agencies, NGOs and private companies involved in using geospatial technologies for disaster management. The workshop included presentations from various Solomon Islands Government departments and the mission experts. The second half of the workshop was dedicated to a brainstorming session inviting the participants to contribute to improving the use of space technologies in disaster management. The workshop was effective in generating awareness and getting valuable inputs to strengthen space technology in disaster management. On the last day, the TAM team briefed the Director of NDMO on their findings, which led to a discussion about follow up actions in the near future. The observations and recommendations will be compiled in the form of a report which will be shared with the Solomon Islands Government and UN organisations.

AMCDRR: Bangkok declaration on disaster risk reduction

Conference on Disaster Risk Management

Recognizing the achievements of the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and development of the post 2015 framework for

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Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:23

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14

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101
Fri, 06/27/2014

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Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User Conference: "Empowering Pacific Communities through improved Geospatial Data"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations.

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178

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24/11/2014 to 28/11/2014

Venue: 

Multipurpose Theater, Japan Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala Campus

Venue City: 

Suva

Language of event: 

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UNESCAP: Workshop on geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management concluded

Fires in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam seen from space

From 20 to 22 February, ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) held a regional workshop on geo-referenced

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Tue, 26/02/2013 - 08:39

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14

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100
Tue, 02/26/2013

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Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-east and East Asia, and the Pacific

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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UNESCAP

This meeting will be held from 20 to 22 February 2012 in Bangkok, as a follow-up activity to the Expert Group Meeting on Geo-reference

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14

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20/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Language of event: 

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Fiji: International Charter again activated in the context of Cyclone Evan

After two activations of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" to provide satellite imagery for the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Evan, the Charter was today again activated in the context of this Cyclone; this time for Fiji.

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Tue, 18/12/2012 - 17:12

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-18

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178
Tue, 12/18/2012

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UN: Asia-Pacific suffering 80 percent of global losses due to disasters

The Asia-Pacific

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Tue, 23/10/2012 - 14:43

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Tue, 10/23/2012

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Solomon Islands concluded

At the request of the Government of the Solomon Islands, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) from 24 to 28 September 2012. The goal was to evaluate the current and potential use of

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Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:58

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-9

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160
Mon, 10/08/2012

UN-SPIDER news: 

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