geological hazards

Satellite communication strengthens disaster response in Philippines

Active volcano Mount Mayon as seen from the Legaspi Airport in September 2013. Image: NOAA/CC BY.

First disaster responders in the Philippines now have access to mobile satellite equipment that’s more powerful and easier to deploy than ever before.

Since 2017, emergency responders have been working with communications company Inmarsat, the UK Space Agency and a consortium of NGO partners to institutionalize satellite communications into disaster response mechanisms in the country, which is regularly hit by natural disasters.


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Mon, 14/05/2018 - 11:02

Ecuadoran Geological Survey (SEGENA)

SEGENA was transformed into the Ecuadoran Institute for geological, mining and metallurgical research (INIGEMM) on the 29th of January, 2009. INIGEM’s main mission is to generate, organize and manage scientific and technological information on geological, mining and metallurgical issues at the national level, to assist in a territorial planning oriented towards a sustainable development of the mining resources and a preventive management of geological hazards.



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