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Draft Versions IWG-SEM Mapping Guidelines - Flood Chapter

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Draft versions of IWG-SEM Mapping Guidelines - Flood Chapter

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Colombia: IGAC holds workshop on remote sensing for floods and landslides

The 2014 international SELPER Symposium took place in Medellín, Colombia

In order to transfer knowledge between institutions engaged in research, development and application of remote sensing and spatial information systems, the Codazzi-IGAC and Geographic Research Centre Application Professional (CIAF) gave a workshop on the use of remote sensing images in the case of floods and landslides on 3 October 2014.

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Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:00

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Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER to conduct training programme in November

Sri Lanka is often affected by heavy precipitation and floods.

As a follow up of the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka in October 2011, UN-SPIDER organised the training “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka” from 14 to 17 August 2012. A second follow up training programme is scheduled from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:25

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NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published followed by Latin America and the Caribbean

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015. Previously, the data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000 was only available in the US.

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Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23

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Swiss Re: Insured disaster losses in first half of 2014 relatively low

Insured and uninsured catastrophe-related losses in USD billion

In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global disaster-related insurance losses were relatively low in the first half (H1) of 2014 as per preliminary estimates. They amounted to USD 21 billion. Of these, losses related to disasters triggered by natural hazards are estimated at USD 19 billion for H1 2014.

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Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:50
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Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

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Fri, 01/08/2014
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International Charter activated for floods in Bangladesh

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in Bangladesh

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 22 August 2014 to provide satellite-based maps to Bangladesh due to severe flooding events. The mechanism was triggered by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. The project management of the activation is handled by AIT.

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Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:07

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India: International Charter activated for flood

MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed severe floods in Northern India an Nepal

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, at the request of NRSC / ISRO in order to provide space-based product.

Heavy rains in the Himalayas have triggered flooding in many parts of India with up to 1500 villages affected, a death toll of over 60 and many more people missing. Major rivers and tributaries in the area have risen to dangerous levels, triggering an unprecedented flood situation.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:59

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Panama: International Charter activated for flood

Heavy rains in Central America in November 2010

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods and landslides in the Republic of Panama at the request of the USGS on behalf of SINAPROC / Chiriqui Province / Municipality of Tierra Alta.

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Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:37

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Sudan: International Charter activated for flood

MODIS instrument showing unusually extreme floods in Khartoum in 2007

On 5 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Sudan at the request of the UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. The mechanism will provide space-based maps of the affected area.

Flood, caused by several weeks of heavy rain, has caused 20 casualties and made 6,000 individuals homeless, as 3,000 houses were destroyed and more than 2,000 affected.

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Thu, 07/08/2014 - 14:13

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