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The Caribbean: New Disaster Preparedness Action Plan

GOES-13 satellite captured this image of clouds over the Caribbean

The European Commission re-affirmed its commitment to

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:26

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CATHALAC: Support to flood-stricken Eastern Caribbean islands

In some areas, rainfall was 1839 percent above the average

Between December 24 and 25, 2013, the eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were affected by torrential rains which triggered massive flooding and local landslides. The Associated Press reported that on the three islands, there were some 20 casualties. The Prime Ministers of those countries declared the state of national

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Thu, 30/01/2014 - 15:00

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Study: High risk for Earthquake and Tsunami in Caribbean

The shaking hazard from the scenario earthquake is limited to Guadeloupe.

USGS and French researchers studying the plate boundary in the Lesser Antilles region—the area where 20 of the 26 Caribbean islands are located—estimate that enough unreleased strain may have accumulated offshore of Guadeloupe to potentially create a magnitude 8.0-8.4 earthquake, as USGS announced on its website. The paper was recently published in the

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Thu, 26/12/2013 - 08:33

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Dominican Republic - National Training course

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The training course in Santo Domingo was co-organized by the National Emergency Commission in its role as coordinator of the National Council for

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13/05/2013 to 17/05/2013

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Remote Sensing in the Context of Floods

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UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC

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Members of the Interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (EIGEO-GR)

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Following the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) conducted in January 2010 as well as the consequent Institutional Strenghtening Mission (ISM) in November 2011, the interinstitutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management (Equipo de Información Geo-Espacial para Gestión de Riesgos - EIGEO-GR) was established in the Dominican Republic. It incorporates nearly 15 government ministries, agencies and university centers. EIGEO-GR is headed by a representative of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias).

The one-week training for EIGEO-GR members in Santo Domingo focused on the use of space-based information in case of floods. It comprised lectures as well as hands-on training using different data types and software packages.

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COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth for Disaster Risk Reduction

COCONet sites in the Caribbean

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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COCONet: GPS stations for hazard assessment

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Wed, 04/17/2013

COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth to Reduce Risk from Natural Hazards

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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How Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellites tracked Sandy

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy, that hit the Caribbean and northeastern US in late October 2012.

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Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:36

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Wed, 11/14/2012

Canadian Space Agency supports Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot

The Canadian Space Agency, in close cooperation with the Committee on

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Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:37

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Wed, 10/17/2012

CATHALAC launches PortalGIS: A Geo-Viewer for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) launched PortalGIS, a new GIS tool to support environment,

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 08:14
Tue, 09/04/2012

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica

UNDP works to promote the advancement of Human Development for the people of Jamaica. They do so by supporting good governance, poverty reduction and sound environmental management, by providing quality advisory and support services and by building strategic partnerships that leverage development assistance for Jamaica.

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