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Drought and flood in Mozambique

2008 drought and 2019 flood in Central Mozambique

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UNOOSA activates International Charter for flood in Islamic Republic of Iran

Parts of Iran (Islamic Republic of) and the region captured by the MODIS instrument on board the Terra satellite on 29 March 2019. Image: NASA Worldview application.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), as part of the support it provides to Member States through its UN-SPIDER programme, has requested the activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" for monitoring the impact of the floods in the Islamic Republic of Iran caused by heavy rainfall in the southwestern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran on 31 March. The Charter was activated on behalf of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), which is acting as project manager for the activation.

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Data application of the month: Overview of web maps for flood monitoring

Since its creation, UN-SPIDER's data base on satellite data and products has gathered links and information to more than 250 data sources related to space-based disaster risk reduction and emergency response. These include many links to free satellite data as well as final analysis products such as hazard maps. Flood prediction, near real-time monitoring, risk assessments and damage assessments can all benefit from satellite data and are often also supported by in situ data and physical models.

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UNOOSA requests activation of International Charter for Typhoon Bebinca in Viet Nam

Typhoon Bebinca captured by NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite as it approaches Viet Nam on 14 Aug. Image:NASA/NOAA Worldview

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has activated the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” for Typhoon Bebinca in Viet Nam, which is expected to make landfall on 17 August. UNOOSA activated the Charter on behalf of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority.

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Thu, 16/08/2018 - 15:39

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India’s Government teams up with Google to improve flood management

Flooding in India (2013). Photo: Umesh Kumar.

India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google that will help crisis management agencies deal with extreme hydrological events, such as floods, more effectively. 

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Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:16

International Charter activation for flood in Somalia

Homes flooded after river Shabelle ran over in Belet Weyne Capital City of Hiran, Somalia. Image: Ahmed Qeys.

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for flooding in Somalia on 7 May, caused by weeks of heavy rainfall.

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Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:46

Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness

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Tropical storms have major impacts, including loss of life and destruction of property. In 2017 alone, the United States experienced three tropical storms with more than $1 billion in losses. Open source satellite

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ISRO to support Indian state of Uttarakhand with satellite-based forecasting and monitoring

Floods in Uttarakhand, India, in 2013.

The Indian state of Uttarakhand has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on 15 February.

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Thu, 22/02/2018 - 16:13

Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for floods in northern France and storm in Germany

Rise of the Seine river, 26 January 2018

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated on 23 January due to floods in northern France. Paris and the northeastern part of France are affected as a result of prolonged heavy rains causing a rise of the rivers Seine, Rhine and Ill. Authorities from Meteo France emitted an orange alert for floods.

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Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:24

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