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Pacific Platform for Disaster Management 2014 (6PPDRM)

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the United Nations Office for

latitude: 

-18

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178

Date: 

02/06/2014 to 04/06/2014

Venue City: 

Suva

Event Organisers: 

Secretariat of the Pacific Community 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific

Language of event: 

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First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change

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Societal interest in tornadoes has increased over the past few years largely due to the loss of life and catastrophic damages of recent events. In the United States the 2011 and 2013 tornado seasons were particularly bad for the large impacts on society.

latitude: 

36

longitude: 

24

Date: 

25/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

Venue City: 

Chania

Venue: 

Minoa Palace Hotel

Event Organisers: 

Florida State University

Language of event: 

1

ICIMOD: Glacier Status Change over 30 years based on Landsat Data

Glacier loss over the last 30 years

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Nepal, ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), released a publication that provides a comprehensive analysis of the status of glaciers in Nepal for the last 30 years based on Landsat satellite data.

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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 08:46

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31

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80
Fri, 05/23/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

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Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

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English

The Fifth Africa Regional Platform for

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9

longitude: 

7

Date: 

13/05/2014 to 16/05/2014

Venue City: 

Abuja

Venue: 

Transcorp Hilton

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction -Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR-AF)

Co-organisers: 

African Union (AU)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Language of event: 

1

Flood Risk Management

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English

This course introduces the participants to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood risk management. It covers the European experience in managing floods and stresses in the use of the latest tools in flood risk management.

Course content

The course will introduce the basic concepts of flood risk management and the latest tools and techniques available in managing flood risk. Specific contents are:

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52

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5

Training Target Audience: 

The course is designed for current and future water professionals (engineers and scientists), decision-makers and others involved in flood modelling and flood management, particularly those who would like to be familiarise with the latest tools and techniques in flood risk management. Pre-requisites are knowledge about hydrology and hydraulics; some experiences with flood modelling/management is desirable but it is not a must.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Date: 

10/06/2014 to 27/06/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 10/05/2014

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE

Insitute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

Language of event: 

1

Bangladesh: ICIMOD trains youth in Earth Observation

satellite picture of Bangladesh, shows the sediment structure of the region

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies finished yesterday a SERVIR-Himalaya training event in Earth Observation called “Empowering youth with Earth Observation for Climate Actions”.

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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32

latitude: 

24

longitude: 

90
Fri, 05/09/2014

Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04

latitude: 

1

longitude: 

15
Tue, 04/29/2014

5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2014)

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English

The theme of the conference is "Building Disaster Resilient Communities".

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43

longitude: 

-81

Date: 

30/10/2014 to 01/11/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 31/08/2014

Venue: 

Western University

Venue City: 

London, Ontario

Event Organisers: 

Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM)

Language of event: 

1

New GIS to be Launched by Vietnam in the Mekong Delta

Radar Image of Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City National University is working in conjunction with southwestern provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to integrate the region’s discrete  spatial databases into a unified platform designated as the Mekong Delta Geographic Information System (MDGIS).

English

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:59

latitude: 

11

longitude: 

107
Fri, 04/11/2014

Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo

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English

Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN

latitude: 

14

longitude: 

101

Date: 

04/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Venue: 

IMPACT Exhibition Center

Event Organisers: 

GML Exhibition Co., Ltd

Language of event: 

1

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