Disaster

The 7th Spatial Sociocultural Knowledge

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English

Over the past six years, there have been several recurring discussion threads emerging at the Workshops involving data requirements, understanding operational needs, and tools for addressing those needs.  For the 2014 Workshop, these threads will be drawn together under the umbrella of utility in the fields of stabilization and disaster response.  The major Workshop objectives and questions will be geared toward answering:

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52

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-2

Date: 

09/06/2014 to 11/06/2014

Venue: 

Shrivenham campus

Venue City: 

Shrivenham

Event Organisers: 

Cranfield University

Language of event: 

1

19th Post Graduate Course in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

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English

How to apply?

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30

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78

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Date: 

01/07/2014 to 31/03/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 01/02/2014

Venue: 

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun

Venue City: 

Dehradun

Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific

Language of event: 

1

4th Meeting of the Global Flood Working Group at ECMWF

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English

The Global Flood Working Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. The goals of the group are (1) to develop and improve global flood forecasting and monitoring systems, (2) to deploy these systems in a global flood observatory tracking floods in near real-time, (3) to build a global flood record suitable for flood risk assessment and (4) to make these tools available to organizations and countries that need them.

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51

longitude: 

-1

Free tagging: 

Date: 

04/03/2014 to 06/03/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 15/01/2014

Venue: 

ECMWF, Shinfield Park

Venue City: 

Reading

Event Organisers: 

Global Flood Working Group

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Language of event: 

1

India: Developing a satellite-linked disaster warning system in Gujarat

The government is already working in the implementation of this project

The Indian state of Gujarat is planning a project to set up a satellite-linked disaster warning system along Gujarat's coastline to alert fishermen during adverse weather conditions. According to the statements made on 3 August 2003 by V Thiruppugazh, the executive director of Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, the government is already working in the implementation of this project.

Thiruppugazh stated that this project would help the government coordinate with other agencies effectively during adverse weather conditions.

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Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:09

Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

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English
Natural Hazards Center

Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop for 400 federal, state, and local emergency officials; representatives of nonprofit and humanitarian organizations; hazards researchers; disaster consultants; and others dedicated to alleviating the impacts of disasters.

 

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40

longitude: 

105

Date: 

13/07/2013 to 16/07/2013

Venue: 

Omni Interlocken Resort

Venue City: 

Broomsfield, Colorado

Event Organisers: 

Natural Hazards Center

Co-organisers: 

University of Colorado at Boulder

Language of event: 

1

Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

The 33rd Asian Conference On Remote Sensing

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English

The 33rd Asian Conference On Remote Sensing is joint organized by ?The Conference is jointly organized by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and AARS. The conference focuses on several aspects of remote sensing for instance algorithm, image processing, GIS, disaster and natural resoures. Two concurrent activities: WEBCON2 and Summer School, are also mentioned as parts of program.

Date: 

26/11/2012 to 30/11/2012

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 26/10/2012

Venue: 

Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel

Venue City: 

Pattaya

Event Organisers: 

Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS)
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization)
Ministry of Science and Technology

Language of event: 

1

Algeria: Maps of summer 2012 wildfires available

The maps requested via the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters regarding the wildfires that ravaged north Algerian forests during summer 2012, are now available on the Charter's website.

An estimated 20,000 hectares of land have been ravaged by forest fires in the north of Algeria since June. These are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:08

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Sudanese Meteorological Authority

Its mission is to provide weather and climate information and services of quality to help decision-makers to plan and take action to ensure food security, poverty reduction and a sustainable development. The Meteorological Authority furthermore works on the development early warning systems for disaster prevention, environmental conservation, adaptation to climate change and to stop the degradation of forests and land.

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latitude: 

16

longitude: 

33

FEMA provides online course catalogue on emergency management

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides an online Course Catalog presenting searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and National Training and Education Division (NTED). The online course catalog is now available although is still under construction. The catalogue is searchable i.e. by course description, location, provider, target aufience or target capability.

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:41

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