multi-hazard early warning systems

UN-SPIDER/AEM Regional LAC Expert Meeting, Mexico

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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As a way to continue promoting the use of space-based technologies in disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, through its UN-SPIDER progamme, and the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) are joining forces to conduct the upcoming Regional Expert Meeting entitled Enhancing the use of Space based information in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.   The Regional Expert Meeting is conducted with the support of Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) and the Regional Centre for Space Science and Tec

latitude: 

19

longitude: 

-99

Date: 

11/07/2017 to 13/07/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 01/06/2017

Venue: 

CENAPRED

Venue City: 

Mexico City

Venue Country: 

  • Mexico

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) through its UN-SPIDER Programme;

Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

 

Co-organisers: 

National Centre for Disaster Prevention of Mexico (CENAPRED)

Regioanal Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC)

Language of event: 

Spanish

Early warning systems in focus

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

The issue of early warning systems in case of extreme weather events is currently being discussed at the 69th Session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council in Geneva, which will run till 17 May.

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Tue, 16/05/2017 - 10:56

International Conference on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

A satellite view of a hurricane. Image courtesy of NASA

In recent decades, early warning systems have been playing a key role in saving lives and reducing losses when natural hazards strike communities.  Effective early warning systems not only save lives but also help protect livelihoods and national development gains.

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Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:38

UNOOSA invited to participate in a WMO meeting on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

Hurricanes and early warning systems (image Courtesy of NASA)

From 19 to 21 April 2016 the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) conducted the first meeting of the WMO Disaster Risk Reduction User-Interface Expert Advisory Group on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.  The meeting took place in the Headquarters of WMO and UNOOSA was invited to participate along with experts from selected UN organizations, IFRC, and meteorological departments of Member States of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  The meeting was used by WMO to discuss the notions of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS), to update the WMO guidelines for institution

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Mon, 16/05/2016 - 10:21
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