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Philippines: International Charter activated for effects of tropical storm

The province of Manila has been declared in state of calamity

On 19 August 2013, the activation of the International Charter has been requested by the Asia Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC) to provide satellite products of the capital city of the Philippines,

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 15:56
latitude: 
31.8361
longitude: 
77.1699

Philippines launch Disaster Conscious Month this July

Some of the Philippine archipelago, as captured by ESA astronaut, Andre Kuipers.

The members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Region 2 (RDRRMC-2) in the Philippines are observing the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July.

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Thu, 27/06/2013 - 07:24

Philippines: Adoption of Indonesia's Open Source Disaster Mitigation Tool

Fishermen in the Philippines

The website Futuregov Asia reported that the Philippines are planning to improve their disaster mitigation efforts by adopting an Indonesian mapping and planning tool: "The Department of Scien

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Mon, 27/05/2013 - 10:38
latitude: 
14.5995
longitude: 
120.984

Typhoon Bopha: Philippines prepare for next super-storms

Super Typhoon Bopha on Dec. 2, 2012

Super-typhoon Bopha (locally called Pablo) that hit the Philippines on 4 December 2012 was one of the worst storms the region had ever seen.

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Tue, 19/02/2013 - 14:14
latitude: 
7.544
longitude: 
126.121

NASA satellite captures Typhoon Bopha seen from space

In early December 2012, Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines as a powerful typhoon.

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:43

Typhoon Bopha

Based on communication with the Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Pacific Office, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requested the activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" t

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Name: 
Typhoon Bopha
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Occurance Date: 
03/12/2012
latitude: 
7.51498
longitude: 
134.583

Philippine Conference stresses importance of GIS for disaster risk reduction

The recently- conducted GIS 8 Network 6th Conference and 14th Regional Assembly underscored the benefits of optimizing the use of geospatial information in support to disaster risk reduction and ma

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Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:38

Philippines - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Fri, 09/07/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
<p>The Philippines, like other countries in the Pacific Rim, are exposed to a variety of hazards including floods, storm surges and strong winds associated with tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. The severity of tropical storm Ketsana prompted the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to request technical support from UN-SPIDER and the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters.</p>
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>On 9 July 2010, UN-SPIDER conducted an expert mission to the Philippines to conduct meetings with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and other government agencies. The mission included a meeting with government agencies that are members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) including the Office of Civil Defense, PAGASA, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), the Mines Bureau and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point NRRMC and with other government agencies within the Philippines. The mission allowed these agencies to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to the Philippines and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response. The meeting allowed participants to discuss the usefulness of space-based information during the 2009 typhoon season (Ketsana, Parma, Lupit and Mirinae), potential applications in the upcoming typhoon season as well as lessons learned, and existing mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters and Sentinel Asia that have been established by the space community to support countries facing the impacts of major disasters. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in the Philippines in the areas of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p>

Philippines: Mobile phone application for disaster preparedness

The Philippine government has launched a mobile phone application which can provide real-time information on rainfall and flooding to the general public.

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Mon, 22/10/2012 - 15:39

Crowdsourcing community responds to Philippine floods

Google's Crisis Response Team launched a resource page for the emergency management of floods in Manila, Philippines.

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:58