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Satellite-based early warning system for drought risk reduction launched in South Asia

Image courtesy: http://dms.iwmi.org/

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) online portal.

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Charter activated for typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoons Sarika and Haima. Image: NASA

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated on 25 October 2016, for Typhoon Haima which stroked Philippines on 19 October 2016. The request for activation was due to the destruction and the fatalities Haima has left on the northern part of the country. 

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Remote Sensing and GIS in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

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The UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office ICIMOD published a research article on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems's application for environmental purposes.

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Strong Earthquake in the Union of Myanmar

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurs in central Myanmar, next to the archeological site of Bagan on the 24 of August 2016.

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Humid Dust Storm over Taklimakan Desert, People’s Republic of China.

On the 1st of August, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

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Typhoon Nida is bringing heavy weather into Hong Kong, PRC

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United-States, a tropical

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South-Asia Drought Monitoring System

Image courtesy of NASA, created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided by the joint Global Agricultural Monitoring Project between NASA, USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and the University of Maryland

Drought is a

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Thailand Regional Support Office

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At a glance: 

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) was established in 1986 as an independent regional organization. ADPC has deepened networks with government line agencies and built strong partnerships with regional organizations and development agencies as a way to provide the foundation for its work. It works in a number of countries in Asia including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. With headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand, ADPC has country offices in Bangladesh and Myanmar.  

ADPC deploys disaster risk management (DRM) information and systems to reduce local, national and regional risk across Asia-Pacific. Its portfolio focuses on DRM capacity building, improving DRM for cities and climate change, mainstreaming DRM into national and local development, improving DRM systems and undertaking disaster risk assessments. To achieve its aims in disaster risk reduction, ADPC works closely with local, national and regional governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and development partners.   

 

SERVIR-Mekong

Through a unique partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), SERVIR-Mekong is harnessing the power of space technology and open data to help address the most pressing environmental challenges.

A five-year (2014-2019) geospatial data-for-development program, SERVIR-Mekong works in partnership with leading regional organizations to help the Lower Mekong Region use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to manage climate risks. The region includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam.

Available expertise: 

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre employs a team of approximately hundred experts from 19 countries, worldwide. The team includes training facilitators, public health professionals and medical doctors, Geospatial Technology experts, development practitioners and experts in disaster risk management.

Available databases and space-based information: 

  1. Regional Land Cover Monitoring System
  2. Flood Extent Mapping Tool for the Lower Mekong (in production)
  3. Regional Drought Information System (in planning)
  4. Satellite Radar-derived Virtual Rain and Stream Gauge Data Service (in planning)

Access all tools and datasets at: http://servir.adpc.net

   

Knowledge Products:

·         A Needs Assessment of Geospatial Data and Technologies in the Lower Mekong Region

·         Gender and GIS: Guidance Notes

Access all knowledge products at: http://servir.adpc.net

 

 

About the host institution: 

For more information on the host institution, please visit: http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp

For more information on SERVIR-Mekong, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

Capacity Building: 

ADPC is a well-known regional resource center for capacity building of national governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. Through its multi-disciplinary approach, ADPC has been designing training curricula and conducting training courses in a wide range of disaster management disciplines.   For more information on the trainings offered through ADPC, please visit www. http://adpc.net/igo/contents/Training/

Building on the foundations established by ADPC, SERVIR-Mekong empowers decision-makers with tools, products, and services to act locally on climate-sensitive issues such as disasters, agriculture, water, ecosystems and land use. The program is breaking new ground by leveraging advanced technology with a user-driven approach to ensure decision makers in the Lower Mekong have the capacity and confidence to respond to the impacts of climate change. For more information on the capacity building efforts or to make a request for specific services, please visit http://servir.adpc.net

<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Dr. David Ganz</em><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center (ADPC) <br /> Chief of Party - SERVIR Mekong<br /> +662-298 0682-92 Ext. 505<br /> <a href="mailto: david.ganz@adpc.net"> david.ganz@adpc.net</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Asian Disaster Preparedness <br /> Center<br /> SM Tower, 24th Floor<br /> 979/69 Paholyothin Road<br /> Samsen Nai Phayathai<br /> Bangkok 10400 Thailand</p> <p><a href="http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.adpc.net/igo/Default.asp</a></p>
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