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Philippines: LiDAR mapping of major river basins completed

The Philippines are frequently affected by floods

The Department of Science and Technology  of Philippines (DOST) has achieved the Light Ranging and Detection Technology (LiDAR) mapping of the three major

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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:55
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12.8797
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121.774

Bangladesh - National Training Course

From 12 to 16 May 2013, as a follow-up to the UN-SPIDER techn

Date: 
12/05/2013 - 16/05/2013
Title of Training: 
Space Technology for Flood Hazard Mapping, Flood Forecast and Rapid Mapping in Bangladesh
Trainers: 
The training was conducted by experts from UN-SPIDER, the International Water Management Institute, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)
Target Group: 
A total of 20 officials from 17 government departments in Bangladesh participated in the programme. These departments included: Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics , Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) , Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) , Forest Department, Flood Forecast and Warning Center (FFWC), Joint Rivers Commission, Bangladesh (JRCB), Urban Development Directory (UDD) , Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) , Dhaka University (DU), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) , Geography /Disaster Science and Mngt. Dept, Dhaka, Dhaka WASA, Armed Forces Division (AFD), Survey of Bangladesh (SoB), Water Resources Management Organization (WRMO).
Training Profile: 
<p>The training covered a wide range of topics such as an overview of the role of Earth Observation in disaster management, the regional plan of action on promoting Space and GIS applications for disaster risk management and sustainable development, global and regional flood hotspot assessment, flood hazard/risk mapping, multi-hazard risk and vulnerability assessment, flood inundation mapping using multi-resolution satellite data, flood response rapid mapping etc. Participants were also offered hands-on sessions to develop skills in mapping and modelling floods.</p> <p>The complete training report is available for download <a href="/sites/default/files/UN-SPIDER-TrainingActivity_Report-Bangladesh.pdf">here</a>.
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23.725
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90.3845

Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo
More than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe met

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert Me

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Thu, 05/06/2014 - 07:51

Siberia: Recovery of flood-hit areas has begun

Russian Ministry started recovery in flood-hit areas in Siberia

After four days of extreme rainfall in southern Siberia, the state of emergency has been declared on May 30th in the mountainous Republic of Altai, immediately followed by a large scale recovery op

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Wed, 04/06/2014 - 09:50
latitude: 
50.6182
longitude: 
86.2199

Serbia: International Charter activated due to flood events

international charter activated due to floods in Serbia

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 May due to the ongoing flood events in Serbia.

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Thu, 22/05/2014 - 11:00
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44.9833
longitude: 
19.6167

EU Copernicus Mapping Services produces maps for floods in Balkan states

Extent of floods near Jagodina, Serbia on 15 May 2014

The Emergency Mapping Service of the European Union's Copernicus programme was activated to provide satellite-based maps of the severe floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

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Tue, 20/05/2014 - 16:09
latitude: 
43.9814
longitude: 
21.2456

SUPARCO: Emergency map for Afghanistan landslide

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan supported emergency response efforts following the massive landslide in Afghanistan on 2 May 2014.

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Tue, 20/05/2014 - 08:09
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37.2683
longitude: 
70.5397

Afghanistan: International Charter activated due to floods

satellite images to track flooding in Afghanistan

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 29 April 2014 by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA.

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:16
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33.9391
longitude: 
67.71

Solomon Islands: International Charter and Sentinel Asia provide maps and imagery for flood response

satellite image of flood affected areas in the Solomon islands

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 5 April by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP and UN OCHA in the Solomon Islands due to heavy rainfall which caused flash flood

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Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:56
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-9.43038
longitude: 
159.948

UN-SPIDER Updates March 2014

Issue Date: 
Tue, 01/04/2014