disaster management

Disasters programme at NASA partakes in Anticipation Hub

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The Disasters programme unit at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently joined a newly launched online platform aimed at placing anticipatory action on the humanitarian agenda.

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Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) - headed globally by the World Food Programme (WFP) - is a multinational network of humanitarian, government and private sector organizations that work together to provide communication services in humanitarian emergencies. The ETC collaborates with local telecommunication providers and leading technology companies to ensure a secure and stable connectivity environment is upheld in the aftermath of a crisis.

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Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)

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The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Turkey is an institution working to prevent disasters and minimize disaster-related damages, plan and coordinate post-disaster response, and promote cooperation among various government agencies. It introduced a novel disaster management model which prioritizes Turkey's transition from crisis management to risk management – which came to be known as the Integrated Disaster Management System. AFAD currently has 81 provincial branches across Turkey in addition to 11 search and rescue units.

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NASA integrates soil moisture data into Disasters Mapping Portal

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Officially launched in 2015 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the SMAP mission is an orbiting satellite that measures the amount of wetness in the top layer of soil incrementally every 2-3 days. These Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) measurements rely on radiation frequencies that point to different levels of moisture on the surface of  earth’s soil and are useful for scientists because it allows them to construct maps indicating the level of soil moisture globally.

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Space Technologies for Efficient Disaster Management Webinar

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Nepalese Space Research Association (NESRA) is organizing a webinar “Space Technologies for Efficient Disaster Management”, which will be led by distinguished people who have worked to mitigate the effects of disasters using space technologies. The seminar is concerned with how space technologies contribute to efficient disaster management, especially in the wake of the recent flood and landslide risks in Nepal. The benefits of space technologies in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters will be highlighted.   The main speakers will be:  

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    25/07/2020

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    Mon, 20/07/2020

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    Napalese Space Research Association (NESRA)

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    5th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2020

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    World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is a unique initiative of DMICS to bring researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management. The mission of WCDM is to promote interaction of science, policy and practices to enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters.

    The Conference will discuss various topics, including:

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    09/12/2020 to 12/12/2020

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    Wed, 30/09/2020

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    New Delhi

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    • India

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    Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS) Hyderabad

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    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).

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    Myanmar Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

    Myanmar Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

    An Emergency Operation Centre-EOC was established by The Government Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) at the Rakhine Disasters Management Office in Sittway, Rakhine State in June 2018. EOC is a prioritized activity in the Myanmar Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (MAPDRR) under component 4 (Preparedness and Response Programs). EOC enables the people in townships to have an access to weather reports in real time so that they could take preventive measures in reducing disaster risks.

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    UN/Austria Symposium: Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

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    The 2020 United Nations/Austria Symposium "Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action" organized by UNOOSA will take place from 1-3 September. It will discuss how space technologies support climate action.

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    01/09/2020 to 03/09/2020

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    Sun, 16/08/2020

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    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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    10th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing (IGRSM 2020)

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    IGRSM 2020 is aimed at disseminating  knowledge, and sharing expertise and experiences in geospatial sciences in all aspects of applications. It also aims to build linkages between local and international professionals in this field with industries.

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    20/10/2020 to 21/10/2020

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    Mon, 21/09/2020

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    Berjaya Times Square Hotel

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    Kuala Lumpur

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    • Malaysia

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    IGRSM

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    AARSE2020 "Space And Geospatial Technologies For The Africa We Want"

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    The primary aim of AARSE is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and the society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and utilizing responsibly, the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology.

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    26/10/2020 to 30/10/2020

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    Mon, 31/08/2020

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    Kigali

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    • Rwanda

    Event Organisers: 

    African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri)

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