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Caribbean User-defined Satellite Products for Disaster Management

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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 12:39

SPIDER Thematic Partnership LAC: 3D-UDOP Geo-viewer for Guatemala

Using the 3D-UDOP Geo-viewer to enhance situational awareness of seismic risk in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country exposed to a variety of hazards including earthquakes. Located at the intersection of three tectonic plates, the country is prone to large earthquakes such as the one which took place on 4 February 1976, which killed more than 23,000 people and affected nearly five million inhabitants.

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Fri, 01/04/2011 - 13:24

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From Preparation to Response: Coastal Decision Support during the Caribbean Hurricane Season 2010 with RADARSAT-2

By Aube et al., posted on December 28th, 2010 in earthzine, Disasters, Earth Observation, Featured Article

Guy Aubé, Dirk Werle, Stu Frye, Nicole Alleyne, J-F Saulnier, Guy Séguin, Mathieu Benoît, Claire Gosselin and Andy Welch

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Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:52

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New UN-SPIDER RSO established at the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre of the University of the West Indies

On 8 October 2010 the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs signed the cooperation agreement that established the tenth UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO). UWI is the first university to host an RSO and to contribute its experience and capabilities to the UN-SPIDER programme by doing so.

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Tue, 19/10/2010 - 12:10

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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO/IOC)

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO was created in 1960 and promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems,

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SERVIR update on recent extreme events in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

SERVIR—Spanish for “To Serve”—is a Regional Visualization and Monitoring System that integrates earth observations (e.g. satellite imagery) and forecast models together with in situ data and knowledge for timely decision- making to benefit society.

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Tue, 15/09/2009 - 20:30

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Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and The Caribbean (CATHALAC)

CATHALAC is an international organization established in 1992 at the service of the humid tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Its objective is to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education and technology transfer on water resources and the environment.

Website www.cathalac.org

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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

CDEMA is the regional disaster management body of the Caribbean Community.

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