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Code for Resilience: Innovative Apps for Disaster Risk Reduction

Screenshot of an App presented: Siaga Banjir (Jakarta Flood Alert)

Code for Resilience is a global initiative in which, during a year-long period, technologists have been developing mobile applications to increase the availability of locally relevant technologies that can strengthen community

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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:03

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GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide hands-on experience with advanced GIS capabilities for water resources modeling.

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04/08/2014 to 06/08/2014

Venue City: 

West Lafayette

Venue: 

Purdue University, Civil Engeneering Bldg

Event Organisers: 

Purdue University

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Predicting droughts with data from ESA's SMOS satellite

satellite images help to predict drought and crop yield

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was orginally designed to deliver information on water cycles. The satellite is now also being used to predict droughts and to monitor crop yield.

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Fri, 23/05/2014 - 12:23
Fri, 05/23/2014

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National Science Fundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"

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The Philippines: Government to complete flood hazard mapping in 2016

satellite image of floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines wants to finish up the mapping process of all flood prone zones in the country by 2016.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:16

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Fri, 03/28/2014

NASA is launching its third global Space App challenge

Blue marble

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge on 12 and 13 April 2014. This year, participants will develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions for coastal flooding.

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 11:29
Tue, 03/25/2014

The 34th EARSeL Symposium 2014

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Logo of the Symposium

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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Offshore wind farms could weaken hurricane power

Satellite image of hurricane Katrina

A recent study conducted by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Stanford University, Cristina Archer and Willett Kempton of the University of Delaware, shows that offshore wind farms could have sapped the power of three real life hurricanes.

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:37

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Fri, 02/28/2014

UK Floods: Developers join to create flood-relief apps

ALI image of UK floods

More than 200 developers including from Google, Facebook and Twitter joined on February 16 to work on app improvements to help public responses to the UK floods. The event was hosted by Tech City UK.

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Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:35

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Thu, 02/20/2014

UN Report stresses Importance of Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction

On 20 September 2012, the United Nations Secretariat published the "2012 MDG Gap Task Force Report". The report stresses the importance of accessibility of new technologies for

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Fri, 21/09/2012 - 10:49
Fri, 09/21/2012

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