Early Warning

Benefits of Space Early Warning to Forecast Landslides

Landslide affected area in Spain. Image: ESA

Satellite archives combined with new cloud computing platform offer early warning of landslides. An example of this is Carmenes del Mar resort, in the south coast of Spain. Combining radar images from various satellites, a team of Spanish researches from the group Analisis del Relieve y Procesos Activos (ARPA) could detect motion of less than a centimeter per year.

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Satellite imagery to compare extreme rainfalls events from the last year in Sri Lanka

Accumulated rainfall September 2014 and 2015; and Rainfall events from 21 – 30 Sept

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released some imagery from the satellite rainfall estimates for the current flood disasters in Sri Lanka. The Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) revealed that the extraordinary flooding in Sri Lanka was caused by unusually strong monsoonal rainfall over the period between 10 September and 30 September 2014.

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Geo-DRM, ESCAP’s innovative alternative against disasters in Asia-Pacific

NASA satellite imagery of Northern India on June 2013, showing rainclouds. This data could be combined by Geo-DRM system with other information to improve weather forecast.

Geo-referenced information Systems for Disaster Risk Management (Geo-DRM) is called the initiative launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to support the world’s most disaster prone countries build their capacities to recover from natural disasters.

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Himawari 8 satellite to improve forecast accuracy

Weather satellite image of a tornado, captured by NASA (Tornadic Weather System)

The Bureau of Meteorology informed that the new satellite, called Himawari 8, will provide updated images every ten minutes.

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IRSTEA to test SIGNALERT App during forest fires in France

Screenshot of SIGNALERT App to download in Google Play (Image: Google Play)

The unit Mediterranean Ecosystems and Risks (EMAX) of the National Institute for Science Research and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA) will start testing the free smartphone app SIGNALERT, developed by the homonym start-up, that allows citizens to report about natural disasters.

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6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

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The conference will build on opportunities through science and technology to address current issues and reduce risks for future generations.

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28/10/2015 to 30/10/2015

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SCOPE Convention Centre, 7 Lodhi Road New Delhi, 110003

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Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology

International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)

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International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria 

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan

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Training Course on Emergency Planning Management

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10/08/2015 to 14/08/2015

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Nairobi

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IRES Training Centre (Njema Court)

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UN-SPIDER supports UNESCO-IOC workshop on coastal hazard assessment

The workshop is focusing on coastal hazard assessment

Today, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) opened their training workshop "Coastal

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Training Course on the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

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Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk management.

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Nairobi

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Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Disaster risk reduction (DRR) skills are fundamental to the process of increasing awareness on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction to key stakeholders with knowledge on disaster management to empower the actors to support their organizations in developing disaster resilient programs and projects. 

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Nairobi

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