Early Warning

India: Wireless Flood Early Warning Systems

Testing the flood early warning system

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) and its partner Aaranyak-India are developing and testing the establishment of flood early warning systems in selected rivers of the project area. The project aims to enhance community

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Thu, 30/05/2013 - 07:37

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Thu, 05/30/2013

Tsunamis: GPS could improve early warnings says new study

Tsunami Early Warning improved by GPS measurements

BBC reported on a new German study (Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences) that found that GPS satellite-based positioning could offer detailed information about Tsunami events within minutes of an earthquake occurring.

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Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:38

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Tue, 05/21/2013

United Nations/Germany UN-SPIDER Bonn Expert Meeting on the use of space-based information for early warning systems

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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24/06/2013 to 26/06/2013

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Bonn

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UN Campus Bonn (Langer Eugen)

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UNOOSA

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German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Secure World Foundation

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IFRC: Guidelines on Community Early Warning Systems

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has published a booklet with guiding principles on community early warning systems. The booklet is available online. Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the

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Wed, 30/01/2013 - 08:07
Wed, 01/30/2013

Early Warning: European Environment Agency publishes lessons learned

New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.

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Thu, 24/01/2013 - 14:02

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Thu, 01/24/2013

Weather forecasts can save thousands of lives

Tropical Cyclone Funso

In a recent article in Nature, Peter J. Webster, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, underlines the importance of regional weather forecasts to avoid losses of live and property.

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Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:19

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Fri, 01/04/2013

UNEP-GEAS publishes Report on Early Warning Systems

The UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has launched an in-depth report focusing on Environmental Governance and Early Warning Systems. Recent advances in communication and information technologies and the better understanding of natural hazards and the underlying science have facilitated a development on early warning technologies.

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 12:48
Thu, 08/16/2012

Disaster management center up in forum

The Philippines will seek assistance in setting up a

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Tue, 10/01/2012 - 15:01

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13

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Crisis mapping and disaster risk reduction

Crisis mapping has emerged in the last five years as a dynamic and open way to visualize and report on crisis and disasters. With increasing internet connectivity, mobile phone use, and user-generated content, 'crowdsourcing' is gaining traction by taking advantage of information communication technology (ICT) that allows communities and networks to answer some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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Tue, 20/12/2011 - 13:56

Local and hi-tech responses needed when disaster strikes in Africa

Indigenous knowledge should be harnessed to new technologies to help break the cycle of natural calamities in Africa, according to Juliana Rotich, executive director of Ushahidi, a Nairobi-based online open source software developer. A great deal of indigenous knowledge existed on natural disasters, she told SciDev.Net at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi today (14 December). It needed only to be collected, analysed by experts, put in usable format, and made available to people.

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Tue, 20/12/2011 - 12:43

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