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Earth observation based information products for drought risk reduction at the national level (EvIDENz)

EvIDENz

The EvIDENz proposal is responding to a call by the German Space Administration and the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy of Germany. Proposal language is in German language and only organisations located in Germany from the academic and private sector are eligible for funding.

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New drought monitoring indices for South Asia

Drought in Sri Lanka in 2012

The ongoing drought in Sri Lanka, believed to be the worst in 40 years, began towards the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 with abnormally low soil moisture in Northern Sri Lanka and India’s Tamil Nadu state. At the beginning of this month, the number of people affected by the drought exceeded two million.

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New research report suggests methods for mapping multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia

Report on Mapping Multiple Climate-related Hazards in South Asia

Countries experience multiple climate-related risks that vary spatially and in time, with the combined impact of such risks carrying severe consequences for the population.

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Advanced Webinar: Remote Sensing of Drought

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Prolonged drought can result in economic, environmental, and health-related impacts. In this webinar, participants will learn how to monitor drought conditions and assess impacts on the ecosystem using precipitation, soil moisture, and vegetation data. The training will provide an overview of drought classification, as well as an introduction to web-based tools for drought monitoring and visualization. Lectures will be followed by hands-on demonstrations of data access and visualization.
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12/07/2017 to 19/07/2017

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UK Space Agency funds project delivering a pest risk information service to sub-Saharan Africa

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An armyworm pest has been afflicting southern and eastern Africa since the beginning of this year. It has been observed in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique with Zimbabwe being the worst affected country so far. The moths of the armyworm are born survivors and they are able to migrate over huge distances. Experts predict that next affected countries will be Tanzania and Kenya.

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Beijing 2016 InternationalTraining Course

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Dominican Republic EIGEO National Training Course July 2016

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Drought declared a national disaster in Somalia

Evaporative stress index in the Horn of Africa. Image courtesy of NASA.
Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared the current drought as a national disaster at the Drought Committee meeting in Mogadishu on 28 February 2017. The country’s Prime Minister added that at least 110 people have died from starvation in the past 48 hours.
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RCMRD assessed the effects of drought to Ndakaini Dam in Kenya using Space Technology

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The problem of drought has been worsening in Kenya since last year and it has been declared a national disaster by the Kenyan president on 10 February 2017. The country has felt the effects of drought in many ways, ranging from crop failure, wildlife and herdsmen conflicts, people in need of food to water rationing.

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Deadly floods in Zimbabwe after drought

Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, image courtesy of ESA

Officials in Zimbabwe say that the floods which follow a crippling drought have destroyed crops, livestock and roads as they swept through villages in the south of the country. They have left some 2,000 people homeless and some communities have been cut off by the damage to roads.

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has declared the floods a national disaster.

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