Disaster

Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR)

The Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management is the Governmental institution that is concerned with risk reduction and emergency and

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UN-OCHA – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most

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Better disaster response through improvement of communication technologies

One of the major preventable causes for loss of lives during disasters is the failure of telecommunications infrastructure. Satellite communication networks are unaffected by natural disasters, but Broadband global area network (BGAN) satellite phones are too expensive for wide-scale deployment.

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Thu, 02/08/2012 - 14:44
Thu, 08/02/2012

UN-SPIDER July 2012 Updates

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Tue, 31/07/2012
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Esri and Microsoft partner up for disaster management

Esri and Microsoft have announced a cooperation alliance to assist public and private agencies and communities during disasters. Microsoft will display Esri's public information maps on its cloud-based Disaster Response Incident Portal, and it will also point citizens to the maps via its online outlets.

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Wed, 25/07/2012 - 09:56

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Wed, 07/25/2012

Camera on board of ISS to provide post-disaster imagery

A remote-controlled Earth-observing camera system called ISERV (International Space Station SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System) will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's third H-II Transfer Vehicle this week.

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Mon, 23/07/2012 - 14:02
Mon, 07/23/2012

63 countries renew commitment to disaster risk reduction

The World Ministerial Conference on

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Thu, 05/07/2012 - 10:34
Thu, 07/05/2012

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link these parameters and to

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UN-SPIDER inaugurates international training course in India

On 9 April 2012 UN-SPIDER inaugurated the international training course “Space technology applications in

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Google Maps publishes new imagery of Japan's disaster areas

On the anniversary of the japanese earthquake and tsunami Google Maps published new satellite imagery of the affected areas. The GeoEye high-resolution imagery covers the Northeastern coast from Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture down to Hitachi City in Ibaraki Prefecture. The imagery was taken in February and March 2012.

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Tue, 13/03/2012 - 12:33
Tue, 03/13/2012

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