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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Climate Hazards Center (CHC)

The Climate Hazards Center is an alliance of multidisciplinary scientists and food security analysts from the UC Santa Barbara Geography Department, Africa, and Latin America working alongside partners in the US Geological Survey (USGS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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6th International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The International Conference on Disaster Management is being reconvened following the success of the previous meetings, held at Wessex Institute in the New Forest in 2009, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA in 2011, A Coruña, Spain in 2013, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2015 and Seville, Spain, 2017.

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25/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 07/03/2019

Venue: 

Seebay Hotel (formerly the Hotel Excelsior La Fonte)

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Ancona

Venue Country: 

  • Italy

Event Organisers: 

Wessex Institute, UK and University Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.

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Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean. This figure is considerably larger than the one reported by OCHA for this region in 2014 (11.4 million people).
 

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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:20

6th International Conference on Building Resilience 2016

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The 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016, with the theme “Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected” is proudly organized jointly by the Construction Management Groups at Massey University and The University or Auckland.

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07/09/2016 to 09/09/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 15/08/2016

Venue: 

Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Rd., Auckland, NZ

Venue City: 

Auckland

Venue Country: 

  • New Zealand

Event Organisers: 

Construction Management Groups at Massey University and the University of Auckland

Co-organisers: 

The University of Auckland and Massey University, New Zealand; The Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) at School, of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, UK; The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

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Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" is now open. The conference will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Beijing, China and is organized by the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office jointly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

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Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:18

Namibian Disaster Risk Management of the Office of the Prime Minister

The Directorate exists to develop a functional national disaster risk reduction system that minimizes community vulnerability to hazards and effectively manages the impact of disasters within the context of sustainable development for Namibia by 2015. Its main objective is to apply innovative approaches and technologies to enhance community resilience to disaster risks through effective coordination and facilitation of all disaster risk reduction initiatives in Namibia.

Website: http://www.opm.gov.na/ 

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Space Technology for improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka

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14/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

Venue: 

Uva-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Badulla

Venue City: 

Badulla

Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) and Disaster Management Centre (Sri Lanka)

Co-organisers: 

Uwa-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka, and National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

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GPS technology improves weather forecasting

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's SPACE Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology are using GPS and low earth orbit satellites to provide an additional type of temperature profile observation for use in weather forecasting computer models. The computer models draw on about a hundred thousand million current weather observations, including data from 30 to 40 complementary satellite instruments, to generate the information used by meteorologists to prepare weather forecasts.

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 10:16

CATHALAC: Regional Landslide Risk Prediction Tool Developed for Mesoamerica

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), which also hosts a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has recently developed an automated, online tool for predicting landslide hazards in Mesoamerica, a first of its kind effort at the regional level. “The tool will provide early warning for landslide events in Mesoamerica, potentially minimizing the loss of life and property,” commented Emilio Sempris, CATHALAC’s Director. Mesoamerica is highly vulnerable to extreme meteorological events like flooding and to landslides that such events trigger.

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Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:26

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link these parameters and to model how the GEC could impact them. The ontology proposes that elements such as livelihoods may be at risk when they are vulnerable and exposed to a hazard. Other elements at risk may include infrastructure, processes, services, communities, etc.

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