Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

As a follow-up to the two preceding advisory support missions to the Dominican Republic, in 2010 and 2011, UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission and organized a one-week training course to strengthen the remote sensing capacities of the inter-institutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management to derive flood-related information from satellite imagery. The training course was organized with the National Emergency Commission and three regional support offices: IGAC, CATHALAC and CONAE and took place from 13 to 17 May 2013.

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Mon, 13/05/2013 to Fri, 17/05/2013

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Dominican Republic National Emergency Commission (CNE)

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The training that was part of the Institutional Strengthening Mission included lectures and hands-on sessions which were provided by experts from CATHALAC, IGAC and UN-SPIDER. Topics included: introduction to remote sensing for disaster risk management and emergency response; acquisition of satellite data and useful data products for flooding; pre-processing and supervised and unsupervised classification of multispectral images; calculation of indices and change detection with multispectral images; introduction to radar data; use of digital elevation models for hydrologic modelling; use of thermal data for change detection; and introduction to the web portal.

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Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

This mission was conducted with the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs as a way to strengthen the link between the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic and UN-SPIDER, and took place from 18 July 2016 to 22 July 2016 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Mon, 18/07/2016 to Fri, 22/07/2016

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Dominican Republic National Emergency Commission (CNE)

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This mission was conducted with the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs as a way to strengthen the link between the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic and UN-SPIDER, particularly noting the effort made by the Dominican Republic to work with other selected Members States to incorporate specific texts on the use of space-based applications and geospatial information in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

This mission to the Dominican Republic included a training course on the use of the UN-SPIDER Recommended Practices which have been developed by regional support offices focusing on drought indicators.

It was also used by the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic and UN-SPIDER to conduct the Regional Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information in Drought Early Warning Systems. This expert meeting was conducted in Santo Domingo on 18 and 19 July 2016.

The mission contributed to the strengthening of the inter-institutional Geospatial Information Team which has been set up by the National Emergency Commission to generate relevant geospatial information to be used in disaster risk reduction efforts as well as in disaster response operations.

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UN-SPIDER Updates September 2018

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Mon, 01/10/2018
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UN-SPIDER Advisory Support brochure

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Mon, 11/06/2018
Booklet about UN-SPIDER Advisory Support
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The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and

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International Charter activated for floods in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo. Image courtesy of NASA.

Heavy rains are affecting the Dominican Republic since the end of March 2017. They caused swelling of rivers in several areas in the country , displacing more than 9,000 people.

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Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:41

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EIGEO Team activated to support disaster response efforts in Dominican Republic and Haiti

Members of the EIGEO team at the National Emergency Commission

The President of the National

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Wed, 05/10/2016 - 09:32

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First Preparatory Committee meeting for WCDRR concluded

Member States delegations convened in Geneva

On 14 and 15 July 2014, Member States and major groups convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) to provide clear guidance and inputs to what the post-2015 framework should look like.

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:03

Dominican Republic: CONAE strengthens technical capacities of EIGEO

Members of EIGEO during the training course

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the Argentinean Space Agency CONAE, is providing a two-phase technical training course to the inter-institutional working group EIGEO in the Dominican Republic in order to strengthen its members' capacities to use satellite imagery for disaster

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:22

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Dominican Republic: New National Plan for Disaster Risk Management

Community near Santo Domingo flooded due to Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, has approved a new "National Plan for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management", as UNISDR reported. The plan will define policy guidelines and basic principles for public and private institutions and civil society organizations.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:24

Haiti: Innovative high-technology disaster mitigation project launched

By mapping vulnerable communities through handheld GPS, the project will identif

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and Taiwan (Province of China) announced the launch of the Haiti/DR Disaster Mitigation Project, an innovative crisis and risk

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Wed, 10/04/2013 - 10:30

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