South Asia

Sri Lanka: Approval for spatial data infrastructure implementation

Approval to build the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

Recognizing geospatial information as an essential resource that supports the economic, social and environmental interests, the Survey Department of Sri Lanka has recently received a Cabinet approval to build the National

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Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00

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18th Governing Board meeting of CSSTEAP

On 21 November 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in 18th Governing Board meeting of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nations, in Bangalore, India. The meeting approved the performance report and audit report of CSSTEAP for 2013, as well as its programme of work and budget for 2014.

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India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective

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Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45

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Tue, 11/26/2013

Mitigating the impacts of floods with satellites

Data provided by optical and radar satellites are used to generate maps of flood

CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land & Ecosystems (WLE) and Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are conducting a project focusing on flood impact mitigation using geospatial flood inundation mapping.

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Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00

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Tue, 09/24/2013

Bangladeshi Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CCP)

A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people. Following this

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Survey of Bangladesh (SOB)

The Survey of Bangladesh (SOB) is the national surveying and mapping agency for Bangladesh. The agency functions under the Ministry of Defence and is headed by the Surveyor General of Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme

Bangladeshi Comprehensive

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Bangladeshi Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO)

SPARRSO was established in 1980 as an autonomous organisation of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It keeps close collaboration with national, regional and international organizations, institutions and agencies.

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Bangladeshi Meteorological Department

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department is the authorised Government organisation for all meteorological activities in the country. It maintains a network of surface and upper air observatories, radar and satellite stations, agro-meteorological observatories, geomagnetic and seismological observatories and meteorological telecommunication system. The Department has its Headquarters in Dhaka with two regional centres i.e.

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