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Virtual technical advisory support to Niger

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Tue, 01/09/2020 to Sat, 31/10/2020

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UN-SPIDER also conducted an online meeting with the General Directorate for Civil Protection of the Niger to provide an overview of the UN-SPIDER programme and its technical advisory support activities, in particular, with a view to engaging in joint activities in the future. 

Virtual technical advisory support to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Mon, 19/10/2020

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The UN-SPIDER mission was scheduled to take place in Savannakhet Province from 11 to 15 May 2020. The purpose of the mission was to offer technical advisory support with a view to improving disaster risk management, early warning systems, emergency response and institutional capacity. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission has been postponed and a virtual format through which to deliver the mission’s objectives is being sought. 

A high-level technical advisory meeting was conducted on 19 October 2020 and was attended by the Member of Parliament and Vice-President of the Economic, Technology and Environment Committee of National Assembly, the Vice-Governor of Savannakhet Province and other senior officials. Representatives of two 

UN-SPIDER regional support offices, the International Water Management Institute and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre also attended the meeting.

As a follow up, a joint project proposal between UN-SPIDER regional support offices and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic will be prepared for flood and drought monitoring, early warning for disaster preparedness and the building of resilience among smallholder farmers.

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Drought and flood in Mozambique

2008 drought and 2019 flood in Central Mozambique

Prepared by S. Pardi Lacruz and M. de Araujo Sousa Jr. 

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UNOOSA activates International Charter for flood in Islamic Republic of Iran

Parts of Iran (Islamic Republic of) and the region captured by the MODIS instrument on board the Terra satellite on 29 March 2019. Image: NASA Worldview application.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), as part of the support it provides to Member States through its UN-SPIDER programme, has requested the activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" for monitoring the impact of the floods in the Islamic Republic of Iran caused by heavy rainfall in the southwestern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran on 31 March. The Charter was activated on behalf of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), which is acting as project manager for the activation.

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Sun, 31/03/2019 - 12:47

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Data application of the month: Overview of web maps for flood monitoring

Since its creation, UN-SPIDER's data base on satellite data and products has gathered links and information to more than 250 data sources related to space-based disaster risk reduction and emergency response. These include many links to free satellite data as well as final analysis products such as hazard maps. Flood prediction, near real-time monitoring, risk assessments and damage assessments can all benefit from satellite data and are often also supported by in situ data and physical models.

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UNOOSA requests activation of International Charter for Typhoon Bebinca in Viet Nam

Typhoon Bebinca captured by NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite as it approaches Viet Nam on 14 Aug. Image:NASA/NOAA Worldview

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has activated the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” for Typhoon Bebinca in Viet Nam, which is expected to make landfall on 17 August. UNOOSA activated the Charter on behalf of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority.

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India’s Government teams up with Google to improve flood management

Flooding in India (2013). Photo: Umesh Kumar.

India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google that will help crisis management agencies deal with extreme hydrological events, such as floods, more effectively. 

The agreement allows CWC to make use of Google’s artificial intelligence, machine learning and geospatial mapping expertise for effective water management and flood forecasting. The agreement will also help CWC to better disseminate flood related information through different platforms developed by Google. 

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Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:16

International Charter activation for flood in Somalia

Homes flooded after river Shabelle ran over in Belet Weyne Capital City of Hiran, Somalia. Image: Ahmed Qeys.

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for flooding in Somalia on 7 May, caused by weeks of heavy rainfall.

The rainwater has caused the Shabelle and Juba rivers to run over and flood parts of HirShabelle, Jubbaland and South West state. As a result, more than 200,000 people had to be evacuated and emergency settlements are being built up for the victims. However, limited access to clean water might increase infections of water-borne diseases.

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Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:46

Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness

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Tropical storms have major impacts, including loss of life and destruction of property. In 2017 alone, the United States experienced three tropical storms with more than $1 billion in losses. Open source satellite data can be used before, during, and after a storm for monitoring and response. A storm’s intensity, path, wind, precipitation, storm surge, and flooding can be derived from historical and near real-time satellite observations. In this introductory webinar, participants will learn about the NASA data and tools they can use to monitor tropical storms.

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03/05/2018 to 10/05/2018

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Thu, 03/05/2018

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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ISRO to support Indian state of Uttarakhand with satellite-based forecasting and monitoring

Floods in Uttarakhand, India, in 2013.

The Indian state of Uttarakhand has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on 15 February. This understanding gives the Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC) access to the satellite imagery data produced by ISRO to put to use in forecasting potential issues for better disaster management and monitoring weather conditions.

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Thu, 22/02/2018 - 16:13

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