disaster mitigation

Flooding affected more people in 2018 than any other disaster type report shows

Damage from a 7.4 earthquake and a tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018. Image: European Union/Pierre Prakash/Flickr.

In the past year, “there were 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and US$131.7 billion in economic losses around the world.” This is according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disast

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Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:07

Images from Canada’s first Earth observation satellite made available to the public

Image showing the movement of the Lambert Glacier, with ice velocity vectors obtained by using RADARSAT Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the 2000 Antarctic Mapping Mission. Image: Canadian Space Agency/NASA/Ohio State University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Alaska SAR facility. Retrieved from NASA Earth Observatory.

The Canadian Space Agency and the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation have released 36,500 RADARSAT-1 images, which are available at no cost on the Government of Canada’s Earth Observation Data Management System.

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Mon, 27/05/2019 - 12:59

3rd International Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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In response to the needs of developing countries in disaster

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18

longitude: 

110

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0

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Date: 

23/11/2015 to 04/12/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 28/08/2015

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Venue City: 

Sanya

Venue Country: 

  • China

Event Organisers: 

CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

Co-organisers: 

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences IRDR Chinese National Committee

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1

Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation discusses cooperation in the region

Third Hemispheric Meeting of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation

On 25 November 2014, the Third Hemispheric Meeting of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation took place at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC.

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Thu, 27/11/2014 - 10:12

Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

ArcGIS Online users can use spatial analysis tools built directly into the ArcGIS.com map viewer. You can analyze your own data, data that's publicly available on ArcGIS Online, or a combination of both. This makes ArcGIS Online a powerful platform for analysis. This seminar will give an overview of the spatial analysis capabilities in ArcGIS Online for Organizations.

Training Target Audience: 

Existing and potential users of ArcGIS Online for Organizations who are seeking to improve their skills and explore the idea of performing analysis using the online tools and workflows.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Date: 

15/05/2014

Event Organisers: 

Esri

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Uzbekistan: New equipment to forecast disasters

satellite image of Uzbekistan

The Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided the Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Uzbekistan with computer and GIS technology to monitor natural processes that may cause disasters such as earthquakes and landslides.

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Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:17

Natural Disaster Mitigation and Earth Observations: a GEOSS perspective

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

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46

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6

Date: 

13/01/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 08/01/2014

Venue: 

Centre International de Conferences

Venue City: 

Geneva

Event Organisers: 

Secure World Foundation and GEO Secretariat

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Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

In

latitude: 

18

longitude: 

110

Training Target Audience: 

The training workshop will bring together early- and mid-career scientists from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America wishing to increasescientific knowledge of disaster mitigation and space technology. The policy makers and managers from developing countries are also welcome to apply for participating in the workshop. As the number is limited to 20 people, only those who are qualified can be selected as formal participants. Female applicants will be given priority.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

Conditions: early- and mid- career scientists, policy makers or managers of UNESCO-inscribed properties from developing countries with background of space technologies or disaster mitigation as an advantage; skills of fluent English communication required.

Additional Information: 

Those applicants who have been selected will be provided round-trip international airfares between their home countries and Sanya (economy class), and the local expenses such as board and lodging, field tour, local transportation, etc. during the Workshop.

Date: 

11/11/2013 to 22/11/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Tue, 10/09/2013

Venue City: 

Sanya (Hainan)

Event Organisers: 

Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (STDM) International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST)

Co-organisers: 

UNESCO Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

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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

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Mon, 27/05/2013 - 10:38

Training: Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

Overview

latitude: 

-1

longitude: 

37

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

Participants have to be graduates in any discipline

Date: 

01/05/2013

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue: 

International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

Event Organisers: 

International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

Language of event: 

1

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