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4th International Conference On Dynamics Of Disasters, DOD 2019

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Humans experience a wide array of disasters that generally fall into two categories: natural disasterssuch as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc., and unnatural, or man-made, disasters such as wars, explosions, wildfires, chemical spills, etc. Such disasters wreak havoc and provoke extensive and large-scale devastation, and carry extremely serious financial repercussions for nations, organizations, and individuals.

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01/07/2019 to 05/07/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 20/06/2019

Venue: 

Elite City Resort

Venue City: 

Kalamata

Venue Country: 

  • Greece

Event Organisers: 

The International Hellenic University and the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas of Thessaloniki, Greece

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The DOD 2019 Conference is sponsored by the Municipality of Kalamata.

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New publication highlights innovation disaster risk reduction products and approaches

Mississippi River floods in April and May 2011.

A new publication presents 30 innovation products and approaches for disaster risk reduction, ranging from GIS and remote sensing to community-based disaster risk reduction and indigenous DRR technology. “30 Innovations for DRR” has been published by a group of experts from Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University, CWS Japan and IRIDeS of Tohoku University.

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Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:55

Disasters threaten progress on sustainable development GAR19 warns

Areas flooded and damaged following cyclone Idai, northwest of Beira.

A new United Nations report calls for urgent action on disaster risk reduction to protect progress towards eradication of poverty and hunger, and action on climate change. The achievement of these and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be slowed down or even reversed if governments do not adopt appropriate strategies, the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 (GAR19) warns.

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Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:24

New report highlights trends in economic and human losses caused by disasters

Image: UNISDR and CRED.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) have released a new report that highlights the global trends in disaster losses in the period between 1998 and 2017.

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Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:11

China offers satellite data to Belt and Road countries to tackle disasters

FY-4A satellite capturing the weather over South-east Asia.  Source: National Satellite Meteorological Center
China has established an emergency mechanism using its meteorological satellites to help countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to combat extreme weather and disasters, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) announced on 2 May.
 

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Tue, 22/05/2018 - 14:45

NASA Earth Science Disasters Program

The NASA Disasters Program promotes the use of Earth observations to improve the prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. By sponsoring application science, the Program advances the readiness of results to enable disaster management practices, advance damage reduction, and build resilience. The Program targets a spectrum of disasters, including floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides as well as combined hazards and cascading impacts.

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Workshop on Climate Impact and Loss data for Europe Berlin

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Over 80% of economic disaster losses are attributed to weather-related events. Given that climate change is likely affecting the frequency and intensity of such events there is a need to improve the knowledge, understanding and data on climate impacts for establishing an appropriate disaster risk management as part of climate change adaptation.
 

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16/12/2015 to 17/12/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 04/12/2015

Venue: 

Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

Venue City: 

Berlin

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

Joint Programming Initiative on Climate 

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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015 – 'Disasters without borders: regional resilience for sustainable development', released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), provides an overview of disaster-risk resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, the report introduces new emerging risks for the region and its different sectors. 

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Mon, 02/11/2015 - 13:17

Satellite operators sign Crisis Connectivity Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation

Stephen O’Brien says that satellite communications are the only technology immune to natural disasters (Image: UN Geneva).

On 14 October at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation in Geneva, the satellite operators Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat signed the Crisis Connectivity Charter in partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC).

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Fri, 16/10/2015 - 12:11

NASA: New robotic technology to fuel and fix orbiting satellites

The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test, or RROxiTT

NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, wants to create a robotic gas station in space to service with fuel the thousands of satellites currently orbiting Earth.

This would increase life expectancy of many satellites by puting off costly launches and slowing the rate of needed material sent into space.

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:24

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