The Caribbean: New Disaster Preparedness Action Plan

GOES-13 satellite captured this image of clouds over the Caribbean

The European Commission re-affirmed its commitment to disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean by launching the Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014. 8,5 million Euro will be invested in disaster preparedness and reducing vulnerabilities related to natural hazards in the Caribbean.

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:26

CDEMA publishes situation report on the Matthieu Dam's collapse

In the early morning of July 28, 2011, Dominica's Matthieu Dam was breached, damaging infrastructure downstream in the Layou River valley. In the context of the ongoing Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot, an initiative involving a host of entities including the Caribbean Disaster & Emergency Management Agency, CATHALAC, NASA, UN-SPIDER, and others, recently completed an assessment of the Matthieu Dam collapse.


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Wed, 17/08/2011 - 12:18

Satellite Images Used in Advancing Disaster Management

The Virgin Islands, through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), has been selected for a project in the Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP) No.2.

Mr. Dirk Werle of AERDE Research and Ms. Claire Gosselin of VIASAT, Canada are conducting a two day workshop at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to provide an overview of the Project, and to demonstrate how satellite imagery may be used by Disaster Management Organisations following significant hazard events.

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Tue, 08/03/2011 - 15:50

From Preparation to Response: Coastal Decision Support during the Caribbean Hurricane Season 2010 with RADARSAT-2

By Aube et al., posted on December 28th, 2010 in earthzine, Disasters, Earth Observation, Featured Article

Guy Aubé, Dirk Werle, Stu Frye, Nicole Alleyne, J-F Saulnier, Guy Séguin, Mathieu Benoît, Claire Gosselin and Andy Welch

Developing Disaster Management Capacity with Earth Observation

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Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:52

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5th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management


The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is celebrating five (5) years as the signature disaster management event in the region. This year the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in association with its partners, and in collaboration with the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPEM), Jamaica, will host the Conference under the theme “CDM: Strengthening Partnerships for Resilience” at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica December 6-10, 2010.





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