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Climate change increases risk of floods in delta cities

Parts of land lost to the sea along the last four decades (Image: Zachary Tessler/USGS and NASA)

Sea-level rise is increasing the risk of flooding in coastal deltas, a recent study has shown. Global datasets help estimating how and where delta flood risk will be higher.

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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 11:29

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International Charter activated for flooding in northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall in Vietnam between October and November 2008 (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for flooding in Vietnam on 30 July at 16:00 (UTC+02:00). The mechanism was triggered by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP.

The torrential rain that the northern area of Vietnam has experienced, the heaviest in forty years, started on 26 July and has caused the inundation of thousands of homes and left at least 17 dead.  

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Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:55

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Computer models forecast substantial El Nino event

The first wave of January 2010 El Nino storms (Image: USNRL)

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology predicted that at the end of this year a strong El Nino effect can bring extreme weather around the world. Computer models based on satellite and meteorological observation data made this prediction.

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International Charter activated for flooding in northern India

Damages caused by floods in North India (Image: European Commission)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support response efforts in Jammu and Kashmir State with satellite-based maps.

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Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:19

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Brazil: International Charter activated for flooding in Rio grande do Sul

Aerial view of Rio grande do Sul during a previous flood occurred in 2009

On 4 July 2014, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the Brazilian

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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

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Flooding in Namibia part of the first data acquisition from Sentinel-1

Sentinel -1 first images received

The Sentinel-1 satellite of the European Space Agency delivered its first images. As UN-SPIDER reported, the satellite was launched successfully on 3 April. The mission is the first of ESA’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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Simulation: Damages from Climate Change-related Coastal Flooding could rise

Satellite image of coastal flooding

A study conducted by the Berlin-based think-tank Global Climate Forum (GCF) with the support of the University of Southampton includes a comprehensive global simulation result on future flood damages to buildings and infrastructure in coastal flood plains. The researchers conclude that over the next couple of decades the financial damages from storm surge flooding may rise from $10-$40 billion a year to up to $100,000 billion per year.

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Wed, 05/02/2014 - 13:03

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Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

One person has been reported killed in the flooding

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 November 2013.

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Mon, 25/11/2013 - 12:50

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EMERCOM activates International Charter for floods in eastern Russia

Unprecedented flooding has struck the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia

On 19 August 2013 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support flood response efforts in the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia.

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