Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Training on Space-Based Information for Floods

UN-SPIDER's Remote Sensing expert Antje Hecheltjen during a training session.

The National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic (NEC) and the UN-SPIDER Programme are organising a training course in Santo Domingo to increase the knowledge and skills of 27 professionals from 15 Ministries, Government organizations and universities on the generation of focusing on floods.

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Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

One of the recommendations of a Technical Advisory Mission in 2010 was for the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to establish an inter-institutional group that focuses on the processing of satellite imagery to generate for disaster-risk management and disaster response efforts. As a way to contribute to the implementation of this recommendation, UN-SPIDER carried out a follow-up mission from 7-11 November 2011.

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Mon, 07/11/2011 to Fri, 11/11/2011

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National Emergency Commission (CNE)

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Experts from UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC

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The mission took place under the coordination of CNE, serving as Secretariat to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response, with the support of experts from CATHALAC and IGAC in their role as Regional Support Offices to UN-SPIDER. This mission included an inter-institutional workshop to elaborate the operational framework for the Geo-Spatial Information Team which will target efforts in the areas of risk management and disaster response. Additionally, meetings with representatives from government agencies, the United Nations, the European Union, and the International Cooperation Agency of Spain were arranged.

The three-day workshop took place in the facilities of the Commission and gathered technical staff from the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Civil Defense, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, and Health; the National Institutes of Water Resources, Statistics, and Military Cartography; the National Meteorological Office, the Institutes of Geography and Seismology of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the Technological Institute of the Americas, and the Red Cross.

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The workshop participants recommended to the National Emergency Commission the establishment of the Geo-Spatial Information Team (EIGEO) as a structure for all of these institutions to work together in a coordinated fashion. The team will focus on the generation of to be used by the Technical Committee of the CNE, the Emergency Operations Center (COE), and other ministries in their efforts to respond to a variety of events which can trigger disasters, and in areas related to prevention, mitigation, and early warning.

In addition, participants recommended the establishment of a coordination group integrated by representatives from the EOC, the Military Cartographic Institute (ICM), Ministry of Environment and the National Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI) which could oversee all activities conducted by the team and could serve as a liaison with UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC, and other regional and international organizations. The participants concluded the workshop with an outline of short-, medium-, and long-term activities to be carried out by the team, some of which will set the bases for further work. This set of activities constitutes already a Plan of Work which will guide the work of the team in years to come.

Using this opportunity, CATHALAC donated to government institutions participating in this workshop the most recent radar satellite image mosaic of the Dominican Republic, which was acquired by CATHALAC recently.

Based on the recommendations emanating from the workshop, the Director of CNE outlined the tasks that the CNE will conduct as a way to institutionalize the team within the framework of the existing legislation (Decree 147-02) and will designate a member of the Commission to preside over the team. In a complementary fashion, it was agreed that UN-SPIDER would follow-up through two activities:

  • A virtual training course on GIS offered by IGAC in November and December 2011;
  • A training course on remote sensing applications to disaster-risk management and emergency response to be conducted in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012.

CATHALAC publishes analysis of floodings in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) conducted a satellite-based analysis of floodings caused by the lakes Azuei in Haiti and Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Institute of Technology “Las Americas”

The Institute of Technology “Las Americas” is a technical institution for higher education, specializing in technical-vocational training, English as a second language, and high technology areas, under a model of “technical college”. “Las Americas” hosts Centres of Excellence in Information Technology, Multimedia, Mechatronics and Software, as well as the School of Languages ITLA.

Website: http://www.itla.edu.do

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Dominican Statistics Office (ONE)

The National Statistics Office (ONE) is the institution that controls the official statistics in the Dominican Republic since 1936. As technically specialized organism and coordinator of the National Statistical System, its mission is to produce and disseminate official statistics of quality and transparency to help decision making in public policy and national development.

Website: http://www.one.gob.do/

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Dominican Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI)

The Dominican Institute for Water Resources’ responsibility is to ensure citizens’ access to water, in a healthy and equitable way, and to efficiently organize the management of water resources in social and environmental harmony. It promotes better living conditions and well-being of families and individuals through the preservation and rational use of the water resources.

Website: http://www.indrhi.gob.do/

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Dominican Geological Survey of the National Secretariat for Industry and Commerce (SGN)

The geological Surveys are national organizations which guarantee an updated geological and environmental knowledge on the national territory of the Dominican Republic. They are responsible for executing national geological mapping on an appropriate scale, evaluating geological resources (mining, water, energy) and their integration into geo-referenced databases.

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Dominican Military Cartographic Institute (ICM)

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Dominican Meteorological Office (ONAMET)

The Dominican Meteorological Office aims to develop, implement and provide meteorological services that are within the jurisdiction of the State. It is the national regulator of research and production of meteorological information.

Website: http://www.onamet.gov.do

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Dominican Secretariat Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARENA)

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is responsible for establishing standards for the conservation, protection, enhancement and restoration of the environment and natural resources, ensuring their sustainable utilization.

Website: http://www.ambiente.gob.do

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