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Philippines: Government develops disaster early warning system

Satellite image shows floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines has developed an early warning system in order to keep the public informed of possible storm surges floods or landslides.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:41
latitude: 
12.8797
longitude: 
121.774

United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Space-based Information for Flood and Drought Risk Reduction

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bonn
Basic Information
Date: 
05/06/2014 - 06/06/2014
Venue: 
UN Campus Bonn
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Secure World Foundation (SWF)

Language of event: 
English

This year’s United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction will focus on the use of space

latitude: 
50.7184
longitude: 
7.12743

Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
latitude: 
48.2348
longitude: 
16.4169

Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction invited Paris to join the “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:17
latitude: 
48.8566
longitude: 
2.35222

International Charter activated for floods in Peru

MODIS real color image of the floodings in Peru, caught by Aqua satellite

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 January 2014 for the flood event in Huancavelica, Peru.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:31
latitude: 
-12.7862
longitude: 
-74.9764

4th Meeting of the Global Flood Working Group at ECMWF

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Wed, 15/01/2014
Venue City: 
Reading
Basic Information
Date: 
04/03/2014 - 06/03/2014
Venue: 
ECMWF, Shinfield Park
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

Global Flood Working Group

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Language of event: 
English

The Global Flood Working Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can ad

latitude: 
51.4543
longitude: 
-0.97813

Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01
latitude: 
31.3547
longitude: 
34.3088

International Charter activated for United Kingdom due to potential floods

Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm is forecast to hit the region

On 4 December 2013, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated, as requested by CCS, due to flood risk in the eastern coast of the United Kingdom.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:31
latitude: 
53.9421
longitude: 
-0.359801

Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

One person has been reported killed in the flooding

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 Novemb

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 12:50
latitude: 
21.5126
longitude: 
55.9233

China: UN-SPIDER Capacity Building for Flood and Drought Mapping

26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.
26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.

From 27-31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:34
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408