Disaster Response

Satellite data saves precious minutes and millions of dollars during disasters, NASA study finds

A first of its kind study by researchers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the Value of Information (VOI) for the near real-time satellite

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Tue, 17/12/2019 - 09:04

URISA 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference

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Join the Caribbean GIS Community at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain this November. Known for outstanding educational content and active exhibitor presence and support, the conference has evolved into a not-to-miss event. A committee of generous GIS leaders from government, academia and the business sector, discusses and debates presentation and workshop proposals and collaboratively develops the educational program.

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18/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

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Fri, 08/11/2019

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Hyatt Regency Trinidad

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Port of Spain

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  • Trinidad & Tobago

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Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

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Study highlights uses of LiDAR for earthquake damage assessments

Collapsed building after the Kumamoto earthquake, Japan. Photo: Hyolee2/CC BY-SA 3.0

A study conducted by engineers from Tohoku University in Japan sees promising opportunities for LiDAR applications in the context of informing responders after earthquakes. The team investigated the use of LiDAR for earthquake damage assessments following two earthquakes which hit the Island of Kyushu within in 28 hours in April 2016.

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:44

Open Data Program with special focus on disaster response launched

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DigitalGlobe, one the world’s leading providers of high-resolution Earth imagery, has launched an Open Data Program with special focus on disaster

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Fri, 03/02/2017 - 06:58

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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Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:22

International Charter activated for Cyclone Chapala in Yemen

Cyclone Chapala over the Gulf of Aden (Image: NASA).

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Thu, 05/11/2015 - 14:36

Dominican Republic - National Training course

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International Charter activated for Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Map showing potentially damaged zones in western Tanna Island, Vanuatu (Image: UNITAR/UNOSAT)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 08:41

GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

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Join geospatial professionals from international organizations and non-governmental/nonprofit organizations at the 2015 GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference from May 18 to 20, 2015 at Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn how GIS can help you identify and map the locations of vulnerable populations, communicate complex situations with simple web maps, plan where to execute program activities to meet objectives and deliver results, and more.

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18/05/2015 to 20/05/2015

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Geneva

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Campus Biotech

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  • Switzerland

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UNOSAT, Esri

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Japanese government to develop disposable disaster response satellite

Tsunami Damage near Ishinomaki, Japan March 15, 2011

The Japanese government is currently planning the development of an operationally responsive small observation satellite to be launched in case of a disaster or military emergencies.

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Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:43

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