The UK has been heavily affected by floods for months with peaks in February affecting thousands of people and companies.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the third time in the last three months for flood events in the United Kingdom.
During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published a new report entitled "Disaster Risk Management in Post-2015 Development Goals".
The free mapping tool Google Map Maker is expanding its edit tools to cover the United Kingdom, as BBC reported.
The UK will set up a new fund to back mobile, text and other innovative technologies which can be used to help those hit by humanitarian crises - such as earthquakes, floods or drought.
The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS,
In the context of the heavy rains and floods that affected the UK lately, the need for methods how to more accurately predict heavy rainfall over land surface has become evident.
The UK has assumed leadership of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.
The project is being run by a consortium of five organisations: DMCii takes the lead role, with Infoterra Ltd supporting the Earth observation components, Avanti Communications taking the satelli
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