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Nigeria: Launch of National Digital Flood Model

Nigeria is frequently affected by floods. The new digital flood model will help.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National Digital Flood Model.

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Publishing Date: 
vie, 29/08/2014 - 08:33
latitude: 
9.06667
longitude: 
7.48333

High Impact Weather - Event Week 2014 (EUMeTrain)

Hora y duración
Fecha límite de inscripción: 
lun, 08/09/2014
Información básica
Fecha: 
08/09/2014 - 12/09/2014
Organizadores del evento: 

EuMeTrain

Idioma del evento: 
English
Detalles del entrenamiento
Tipo de entrenamiento evento: 
Entrenamiento virtual
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Tuition Remarks: 

The training is free of charge.

High Impact Weather

Experts from European, American and Near-East National Weather Services will provide an insight into the challenges of forecasting critical weather events such as storms, avalanches and floods.

Nepal - International Training Course

From 9 to 13 June 2014, UN-SPIDER conducted an international training programme on multi-level risk profiling jointly with its Regional Support Office ICIMOD.

Fecha: 
09/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling
Trainers: 
The experts providing the training course included specialists from UN-SPIDER, from ICIMOD, from National Disaster Reduction Centre of China NDRCC (China), and from the National Remote Sensing Centre NRDC (India).
Target Group: 
20 participants from disaster management agencies and stakeholder departments of ICIMOD Member States participated in the training programme. All but one ICIMOD Member state attended the programme: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Training Profile: 
<p>The training on ‘Regional Training on Multi-level Flood Risk Mapping’ was jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNSPIDER) of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Part of the support for this training course comes from “SERVIR-Himalaya”, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).</p> <p>The purpose of the training programme is to improve disaster risk management using space based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER. </p> <p>The training covered climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology, developing hazard and vulnerability indicators at national and sub-national level, flood inundation modelling using HEC-RAS methods, flood inundation mapping and monitoring using satellite images and landslide hazard mapping using satellite remote sensing. More than 50% time was devoted to the hands-on sessions on flood inundation model (held by an expert of ICIMOD), on flood mapping and monitoring (held by an expert of NDRCC) and on landslide hazard mapping (held by an expert of the National Remote Sensing Centre of India). UN-SPIDER delivered lectures on climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology and on the role of space technology in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and HFA2.</p> <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/2014_Nepal_Training_Report_Final.pdf">Download the training course report.</a>
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27.7
longitude: 
85.3333

Floods in Romania monitored by Copernicus EMS

Flood Delineation Map of Bragadiru, Romania on 20 April 2014

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO)

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Publishing Date: 
vie, 02/05/2014 - 10:07
latitude: 
44.4325
longitude: 
26.1039

El Salvador: UN-SPIDER and partners conduct Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems

Participants of the Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems in El Salvador

On 31 March and 1 April 2014, UN-SPIDER, the Central American Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC) and Secure World Foundation joined forces to conduct an expert meeting

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Publishing Date: 
mar, 01/04/2014 - 09:44
latitude: 
-15.4082
longitude: 
28.2872

Global insured losses from disasters were USD 45 billion in 2013

The study looks at global insured and un-insured losses from disasters

According to a recent study published by the re-insurance company Swiss Re, the total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 140 billion in 2013.

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 31/03/2014 - 13:47

Bolivia: International Charter activated for rainfall, floods, and landslides

satellite image of floods in Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in the departments of La

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Publishing Date: 
jue, 13/02/2014 - 10:17
latitude: 
-16.2902
longitude: 
-63.5887

Meeting of the National Coordination Team for the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project for Bangladesh

Hora y duración
Ciudad: 
Dhaka
Información básica
Fecha: 
15/02/2014 - 20/02/2014
País: 
Bangladesh
Organizadores del evento: 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Idioma del evento: 
English

Meeting of the National Coordination Team for the Coastal Inundati

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23.7099
Longitud: 
90.4071

Burundi: International Charter activated due to floods and landslides

Lake Tanganyika from space

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, in order to provide satellite-based maps of floods and landslides in B

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Publishing Date: 
mié, 12/02/2014 - 11:11
latitude: 
-3.37306
longitude: 
29.9189

ESCAP and GIZ: New cooperation to strengthen disaster early warning in Asia-Pacific

satellite image of the island of Phuket before the tsunami hit

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) agreed on a 500,000 Euro investment from Germany to sup

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 10/02/2014 - 15:34
latitude: 
14.6761
longitude: 
121.013