disaster management

IGAC: Development of a Spectral Library

Internal Working Group of Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy of CIAF-IGAC (2013/201

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi (IGAC), through their Research and Investigation Centre (CIAF), has been working on a spectral library project.

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Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:00

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NASA is launching its third global Space App challenge

Blue marble

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge on 12 and 13 April 2014. This year, participants will develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions for coastal flooding.

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 11:29
Tue, 03/25/2014

The Philippines: New disaster operations centre launched

Satellite image of typhoon hitting the Philippines

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with the technology provider IBM launched the Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) near Quezon City. The new facility is equipped with technology that will allow the Government to monitor and forecast weather, and thus be better prepared for disasters.

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Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:47

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UN-SPIDER and APSCO: Further cooperation in 2014

UN-SPIDER Beijing Head of Office Shirish Ravan and APSCO Secretary-General

UN-SPIDER visited the office of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing, China on 13 March 2014 to discuss further joint activities in 2014.

The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) is an inter-governmental organisation aimed at promoting and strengthening the collaboration on space programmes and technologies among its Asian Member States. APSCO and UN-SPIDER have been cooperating closely since UN-SPIDER opened its office in Beijing in 2010.

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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:13

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The 34th EARSeL Symposium 2014

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Logo of the Symposium

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing.

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16/06/2014 to 20/06/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Tue, 15/04/2014

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Old Library Main Campus Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28

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Warsaw

Event Organisers: 

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies

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Department of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics of Polish Geographical Society

Institute of Geodesy and Cartography

Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences

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World Conference on Disaster Management

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The World Conference on

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15/06/2014 to 18/06/2014

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Toronto

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Event Organisers: 

Business Continuity Institute Canada Chapter

DRI Canada

Disaster Recovery Information Exchange Toronto Chapter

International Association of Emergency Managers 

Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

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High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of Earth Observation” on the last day of the tenth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) in Geneva last week, agreed that effective risk assessment and 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15

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ESA: Sentinel 1a to be launched in April

Sentinel 1 from the European Unions Copernicus Program

BBC reported last week that the launch of the multibillion Euro satellites programme Sentinel is set to launch in the beginning of April.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:30

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Mon, 01/20/2014

World Economic Forum publishes Global Risks Report 2014

World Economic Forum released the Global Risks 2014 Report

The World Economic Forum released its Global Risks 2014 Report. The publication highlights the global risks that are interconnected and would have a systematic global impact. 

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:12

CEOS publishes GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment

The Earth caught by NASA's satellites Terra and Aqua

The Committee on

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 14:00
Thu, 01/16/2014

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