Risk assessment

OpenQuake Platform launched to facilitate access to earthquake data

On 21 January 2015, the GEM Foundation published a web-based platform that enables access to a wide variety of sources on earthquakes.

The OpenQuake platform is the product an open source collaboration by over 300 experts across the world and it will enhance risk assessment and information-sharing with a broad community.

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Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:36

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Satellites help in the assessment of risk of epidemics

With Vecmap researchers will be able to map high-risk areas

A new method has been developed to assess the risk of potential epidemics with the help of satellites. It has been developed by a consortium led by Avia-GIS in Belgium and supported by ESA.

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Thu, 04/12/2014 - 17:42

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UN-SPIDER and the UNESCO-IOC TRATE Project

Under the umbrella of the TRATE project, Dr. Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office has been contributing with other experts to update UNESCO-IOC guidelines on “Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean”. These guidelines had been elaborated and published in 2009.

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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:31

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Disaster Risk Management and Environmental Assessment for Spatial Planning

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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There is an urgent need to integrate

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Training Target Audience: 

Professionals who are involved in development planning (including environmental and risk assessment and management) and who wish to acquire procedural knowledge and skills in risk assessment, risk management and planning are invited to join this course. The course will strengthen the capability of environmental assessment practitioners to incorporate hazard and risk considerations in SEA and EIA. It will also illustrate hazard and risk practitioners how SEA and EIA may provide a framework for strategic planning of vulnerability to hazards and of the potential impact of various activities on disaster vulnerability. Course participants are professionals working in governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as planners, civil engineers, architects, geographers, environmental specialists and university lecturers.

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Date: 

20/05/2014

Venue City: 

Twente

Event Organisers: 

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands

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E-Learning course: Risk analysis

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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During the last decade risk analysis has emerged as an effective and comprehensive procedure to guide the overall societal response to, and management of disasters.

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Date: 

15/05/2014 to 09/06/2014

Event Organisers: 

National Institute of Disaster Management NIDM, India

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International training course on seismology, seismic data analysis, hazard assessment and risk mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The GFZ carries out annual training courses on 'Seismology and Seismic

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Date: 

06/10/2014 to 31/10/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 12/06/2014

Venue City: 

Bogota

Event Organisers: 

German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)

Co-organisers: 

Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota (UN)

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The 34th EARSeL Symposium 2014

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing.

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Date: 

16/06/2014 to 20/06/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Tue, 15/04/2014

Venue: 

Old Library Main Campus Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28

Venue City: 

Warsaw

Event Organisers: 

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies

Co-organisers: 

Department of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics of Polish Geographical Society

Institute of Geodesy and Cartography

Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society. There are areas more vulnerable to floods, where measures are taken to mitigate the impacts, but further research is needed for identifying flood vulnerability in order to make communities in such vulnerable areas more resilient.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10

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2nd International training workshop on space technology for disaster mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Experts from international institutions across the globe will share their experiences working in space technology for

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Training Target Audience: 

Early- and mid-career scientists, policy makers from developing countries with background of space technologies or disaster mitigation as an advantage; skills of fluent English communication required. Participation is limited to 20 people, and female applicants will be given priority. Selected applicants will be provided with round-trip airfares between their home countries and Beijing, as well as local expenses during the workshops.

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Date: 

03/06/2014 to 13/06/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 04/04/2014

Venue City: 

Beijing

Event Organisers: 

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI)

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Livable cities forum 2014

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Set against the backdrop of the vibrant and picturesque City of Vancouver, the Livable Cities Forum will explore how to build healthy, sustainable, and economically resilient communities.

Learn from experts by attending your choice of high calibre plenaries, panel discussions, presentations, and workshops.

Explore the City of Vancouver through local study-tours and see how the City’s bold initiative, Greenest City 2020, addresses environmental challenges, supports the local economy, and fosters healthier people and places.

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49

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Date: 

02/04/2014 to 04/04/2014

Venue City: 

Vancouver

Venue: 

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Event Organisers: 

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

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