Risk assessment

Weather forecasts can save thousands of lives

Tropical Cyclone Funso

In a recent article in Nature, Peter J. Webster, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, underlines the importance of regional weather forecasts to avoid losses of live and property.

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Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:19

ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of space-based information to assess Tsunami impacts - Lessons learned from the recent Tsunami in Japan". This publication is realized in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

UN-SPIDER Conference on Risk Assessment in Beijing open for applications

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change" taking place on 7-9 November 2012 at Zhongmin Plaza, Beijing, is now open for applications.

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Thu, 30/08/2012 - 15:07

Conference announcement: Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change

Jointly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, UN-SPIDER is organising the international conference "Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change". The Conference will take place on 7-9 November 2012 at Zhongmin Plaza, Beijing.

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Mon, 23/07/2012 - 09:50

"Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change" - United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Introduction/background

 

latitude: 

40

longitude: 

116

Date: 

07/11/2012 to 09/11/2012

Venue City: 

Beijing

Venue: 

Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Language of event: 

1

China: Prepared for the Worst - Measures are taken to enhance disaster relief

According to a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) and the National Disaster Reduction Commission (NDRC) on October 10, natural disasters left 1,074 people dead or missing across China in the first nine months of this year.

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Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:58

Understanding Risk; Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment

English

Date: 1-4 June, 2010
Location: Washington DC, USA

latitude: 

39

longitude: 

-77

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Date: 

01/06/2010 to 04/06/2010

DigitalGlobe Launches Crisis Event Service

Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services.

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Mon, 10/08/2009 - 18:20

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