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WCDRR: Public Forum on geospatial information for disaster resilience

The public forum was co-organized by IRIDeS, DLR, ADRC, and UN-SPIDER

On Sunday, 15 March 2015, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER co-organized a public forum on the sidelines of the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

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UNDP and Tohoku University launch Global Centre for Disaster Statistics

UNDP and Tohoku University launched the "Global Centre for Disaster Statistics" at WCDRR (Image: UNISDR)

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University launched the "Global Centre for Disaster Statistics" on 15 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

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WCDRR: A global partnership on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

One of the key outcomes of the working session was the announcement of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and 15 partners.

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on

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WCDRR: Working session on Earth observation

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER contributes to Early Warning Session at WCDRR

Panel of the WCDRR working session on early warning

Experts of UN-SPIDER as well as UNOOSA's director Simonetta Di Pippo have co-organized and contributed to a working group on early warning during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) on Saturday, 14 March.

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WCDRR opens in Sendai, Japan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened the WCDRR on 14 March in Sendai, Japan (Image: UN Photo)

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was kicked off today in Sendai, Japan.

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WCDRR opens in Sendai, Japan

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UNISDR: Climate change accounts for 87 percent of disasters worldwide

UNISDR head Wahlström urges world leaders to take action on disaster risk reduction

Ahead of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place 14 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan, the Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Margareta Wahlström appealed to Member States to tackle the underlying drivers of disaster risks.

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Atlas of cities at risk from natural disasters published

2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines (Image: DFID/ Henry Donati)

More than 50 percent of the most exposed cities in the world for natural disasters are located in Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh, according to a recent publication by the global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.

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WCDRR Public Forum: Enhancing Disaster Resilience by Fusion of Simulation, Sensing and Geospatial Information

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This public forum is focusing on enhancing society's resilience towards future catastrophic disaster by pr

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15/03/2015

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Sendai

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Tohoku University Room N°: Mutimedia Hall

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  • Japan

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International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), German Aerospace Center, UN-SPIDER

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WCDRR Working Session: Earth Observation and High Technology to Reduce Risks

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The session during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will demonstrate how new innovations in the application of

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15/03/2015

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Sendai

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Sendai International Centre Room N°: Exhibition Hall 1

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  • Japan

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Governments: Japan: Cabinet Office, MIC, MEXT, GSI, JAXA; Germany: DLR; China: NDRCC; Dominican Republic: CNE - EIGEO Bangladesh: MoDMR; Sri Lanka: DMC.

International and Regional Organizations: UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP, UNSD, UN-GGIM, UNITAR/UNOSAT, FAO, ITU, GEO, CEOS, GFDRR, ESA, ADRC, ICIMOD, ISCGM, IEEE RAS, IAEE, IMWI, CAS-TWAE-SDIM , IRS, CRASAR.

Academia: IRIDEeS, Tohoku University, Japan

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WCDRR Working Session: Early Warning

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Over the last decades there has been an increase in weather-related disasters, changes in societal structures, and advancements in weather prediction technologies. The session will examine in particular experiences in early warning. The integration of geospatial technology as part of risk communication has been a key to success to early warning systems and risk information application by governments, businesses and individuals.

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14/03/2015

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Sendai

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Sendai International Centre, Main Hall

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  • Japan

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Governments: Japan (Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), other National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), Germany – tentative

Major Groups: IFRC

UN: WMO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNOOSA, ITU, UNITAR

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