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DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer to be sent to the ISS at the end of 2016

Images of the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing will be soon expanded by the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (Image: NASA).
In November 2016, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will install its Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) at the International Space Station (ISS). The spectrometer will be used to monitor natural hazards such as fires, floods, and droughts through the scan of multiple bands of
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Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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International Charter activated for floods in Iraq and dam collapse in Brazil

On 5 November 2015 a dam collapsed near Bento Rodrigues, spilling liquid waste into the city (Image:Google).

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated to provide satellite-based

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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific

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Lasting floods in Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Mapping floods in Nigeria using Sentinel-1 satellite images (Image: International Water Institute).

Due to heavy seasonal rain falls within the last months, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone have been affected by floods. Overall more than 300,000 people have been impacted and 39 casualties reported. 

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Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for the Philippines, Croatia and Italy

Cyclone Koppu over the Philippines (Image: NASA).

In the last days the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the Philippines affected by the tropical

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

The UN celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction (Image: NASA/UNISDR).

Throughout their history, societies around the world have suffered the impacts of disasters triggered by natural hazards. And while disasters continue to occur in this century, the knowledge gained over hundreds of years has been essential to identify ways to minimize the effects of such natural hazards. Ancient communities in floodplains and deltas developed the knowledge to identify areas less exposed to floods, as well as precursors to such floods.

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On 13 October UN-SPIDER celebrates the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction

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Local knowledge as a key element of disaster risk management and the management of floods

Investments in risk reduction can reduce the risk of flash floods (Image: USGS).

On October 07, the head of the UN Office for

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ALOS PALSAR satellite images to map southern provinces flooded in Sri Lanka

UN SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in association with Sentinel Asia System (SAS) and JAXA activated the charter on October 1 to generate satellite images covering the Southern Provinces in Sri Lanka.

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Satellite imagery to compare extreme rainfalls events from the last year in Sri Lanka

Accumulated rainfall September 2014 and 2015; and Rainfall events from 21 – 30 Sept

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released some imagery from the satellite rainfall estimates for the current flood disasters in Sri Lanka.

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