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New GIS to be Launched by Vietnam in the Mekong Delta

Radar Image of Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City National University is working in conjunction with southwestern provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to integrate the region’s discrete &nbs

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:59
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10.8231
longitude: 
106.63

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

South Korea develops new GIS-based weather model to forecast disasters

More than 70,000 people were killed by natural disasters annually

Recognizing how important it is to find innovative solutions to save lives and reduce economic losses, researchers from the High Impact Weather Research Centre (HIWRC) at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wo

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 15:42
latitude: 
37.7519
longitude: 
128.876

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
latitude: 
38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

UN: Disaster Management paramount for post-2015 agenda

severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe

As the frequency, severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe,  the United Nations’ first-ever global champion for disaster risk reduction, Indonesi

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:33
latitude: 
-6.21154
longitude: 
106.845

Extreme rainfall coincides with rising global temperature

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 13:42
latitude: 
-34.919
longitude: 
138.605

How Geodesign can help Recovery and Disaster Risk Management after Hurricane Sandy

After hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in late October 2012, recovery and reconstruction have been underway.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 12:43
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40.7144
longitude: 
-74.006

ISSDA International Seminar on Natural Disasters and Sustainable Development

Hora y duración
Fecha límite de inscripción: 
Fri, 15/02/2013
Ciudad: 
Göttingen
Información básica
Fecha: 
17/04/2013 - 19/04/2013
Lugar: 
Hotel Astoria
País: 
Germany
Organizadores del evento: 

The International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
(ISSDA)

Idioma del evento: 
English

The International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
(ISSDA) would like to invite you to participate in the International

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51.5546
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9.93015

Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH)

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) is under the administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

The Red Cross in Haiti

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.