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UK: New online mapping tool for disaster management launched

Resilience Direct is a secure platform for multi-agency partnerships

A new interactive mapping service called "Resilience Direct" is being rolled out to the UK resilience comm

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mié, 30/07/2014 - 12:33
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50.9097
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-1.40435

Open data: UK Environment Agency releases flood data to public

The UK Environment Agency decide to release flood-related data

The UK has been heavily affected by floods for months with peaks in February affecting thousands of people and companies.

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mar, 04/03/2014 - 09:44
latitude: 
51.5085
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-0.125487

UK: International Charter activation due to ongoing struggle with floods

satellite image of snow covered UK

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the third time in the last three months for flood events in the United Kingdom.

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jue, 06/02/2014 - 16:17
latitude: 
52.3555
longitude: 
-1.17432

ESA: CryoSat measures storm surge in northern Europe

Realistic storm surge models play a crucial role when natural disasters strike

During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’.

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vie, 13/12/2013 - 09:48
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54.939
longitude: 
3.82324

ODI Report: Disaster Risk Management and Development

The ODI report analyzes the effects of disasters on various development sectors.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published a new report entitled "Disaster Risk Management in Post-2015 Development Goals".

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jue, 25/04/2013 - 15:47

Google Map Maker: Extended to cover UK

Google Map Maker

The free mapping tool Google Map Maker is expanding its edit tools to cover the United Kingdom, as BBC reported.

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jue, 11/04/2013 - 10:24
latitude: 
51.5112
longitude: 
-0.119824

UK: New fund for innovative technologies for humanitarian crises

Emergency Alert Notification

The UK will set up a new fund to back mobile, text and other innovative technologies which can be used to help those hit by humanitarian crises - such as earthquakes, floods or drought.

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mar, 05/03/2013 - 09:04
latitude: 
51.5062
longitude: 
-0.127281

GNSS: UK drops efforts to patent satellite signals

The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS,

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vie, 18/01/2013 - 13:36
latitude: 
51.5073
longitude: 
-0.127683

European scientists to develop more accurate flood forecasting

In the context of the heavy rains and floods that affected the UK lately, the need for methods how to more accurately predict heavy rainfall over land surface has become evident.

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mié, 05/12/2012 - 09:21

UK takes the helm of international Charter

The UK has assumed leadership of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.

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vie, 13/05/2011 - 16:47
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55.3781
longitude: 
-3.43597