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Virtual Global Flood Partnership Conference

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The Global Flood Partnership (GFP) is organizing four webinars as a replacement for the GFP annual in person meeting. These two-hour long webinars (ZOOM meetings/YouTube Streaming) are provided at no cost and take place on 4, 11, 18 and 25 November at 3pm (UTC + 1 hour). Recordings of the webinars can be accessed on YouTube following the events.

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04/11/2020 to 25/11/2020

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Global Flood Partnership

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Space-based flood monitoring to support disaster risk management in Sudan

Introduction to UN-SPIDER resources for flood and drought mapping

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The Federal University of Santa Maria of Brazil (UFSM), in its role as a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO), and UN-SPIDER joined forces to conduct a virtual seminar on the use of the UN-SPIDER Recommended Practices to process satellite imagery to map the geographic extent of floods, and to elaborate a series of maps that allow government agencies, as well as regional and international organizations, to assess the severity of droughts in

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04/08/2020

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UN-SPIDER Updates August 2020

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Tue, 01/09/2020
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UNOOSA and UNITAR-UNOSAT request activation of International Charter for floods in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) have jointly activated the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” for the recent floods in Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 24 July 2018. UNOOSA activated the Charter on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Disaster Management and Climate, while UNITAR-UNOSAT activated the emergency mechanism on behalf of the World Food Program (WFP).

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Fri, 27/07/2018 - 16:07

International Charter activated for floods in Djibouti and Sri Lanka

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for flooding in Djibouti on 20 May and Sri Lanka on 21 May 2018.

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Tue, 22/05/2018 - 18:37

UN-SPIDER Updates December 2017/January 2018

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Tue, 13/02/2018
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International Charter activated for floods in Argentina and Bolivia

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for floods in Argentina and Bolivia.

River burst its banks in Salta Province

Heavy rains in the region caused the Pilcomayo river to overflow, leading to displacement of the local population and widespread damages. The river rises in the Andes in Bolivia and flows along the border between Argentina and Paraguay before joining the Paraguay river opposite Asunción.

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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:42

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International satellite data aids France flooding analysis

Data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM), a joint undertaking of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has helped determine where the largest rainfall leading to the recent floods in France occurred. The

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Mon, 05/02/2018 - 09:20

Tracking rising waters in the Rhine river

The rising waters of the Rhine river in Bonn. Image: UN-SPIDER.

The UN-SPIDER team has utilised radar imagery to track high levels in the Rhine river near Cologne and Dusseldorf between 6 and 8 January 2018.

A combination of heavy rainfall, stormy weather and warmer temperatures than usual led to rising levels in the Rhine River.

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Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:42

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