Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service for Haiti and the United States

Hurricane Matthew 2016, Haiti. Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory
On 3 October 2016 the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated at the request of the European Commission' services for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. 


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Thu, 06/10/2016 - 07:20

EIGEO Team activated to support disaster response efforts in Dominican Republic and Haiti

Members of the EIGEO team at the National Emergency Commission

The President of the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic activated the Inter-Institutional Geo-Spatial Information Team (EIGEO) to generate relevant information to support emergency relief efforts in areas affected by hurricane Matthew in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti.  


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Wed, 05/10/2016 - 09:32

Charter activated for Hurricane in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas and the United States

Hurricane Matthew development. Courtesy of NASA/NOAA GOES Project
On 3 October 2016 the International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated due to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The request for activation was due to heavy rain and winds reaching up to 145 mph. Haiti, a country susceptible to floods, has already experienced the consequences of the storm with three deaths, missing fisherman and several thousands of people evacuated.    The activation of the Charter was requested by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on behalf of the Pacific Disaster Center, the latest being nominated as Project Manager for this Charter activation.     


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Wed, 05/10/2016 - 07:01

Franco-Haitian convention on satellite-based environmental monitoring signed

Satellite image of Haiti and the Greater Antilles

On 17 November 2014, the Convention on Satellite-based Environmental Monitoring in Haiti (SEAS-Haiti) was signed by representatives of France and of Haiti.

At the agreement's core is the implementation of a technological platform for sustainable environmental management in Haiti and the Caribbean, using satellite imagery for research, training, innovation and sustainable development.


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Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:16

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Tens months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera outbreak added to Haiti’s woes.


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Haiti: New geoportal for spatial and environmental data launched

3-D Visualization of Port-à-Piment Watershed, Republic of Haiti

After four years of field research and analytic support provided to the Republic of Haiti and multiple partners there, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) has launched the Haiti GeoPortal, as CIESIN reported on their website.


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Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:26

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing. The country's housing and terrain are particularly vulnerable to flooding, and the refugee camps from the 2010 earthquake have also been affected by the storm.


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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27

CATHALAC: Subsequent Analysis on Lake Azuei Flooding

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office CATHALAC published a subsequent analysis on the flooding of Lake Azuei in Haiti.


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Tue, 02/10/2012 - 12:00

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/12: Crowdsource Mapping

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Tue, 02/10/2012

Crowdsource Mapping aims at an improved disaster management: The idea is to collect data from as many on-site sources as possible and translate that real-time data into maps. Being aware of the surrounding and the infrastructure, locals can render accurate geo-referenced information or comment on existing data and thereby help disaster managers expand the information they need for emergency operations.


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UN-SPIDER Newsletter on Crowdsource Mapping

CATHALAC publishes analysis of floodings in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) conducted a satellite-based analysis of floodings caused by the lakes Azuei in Haiti and Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic. As indicated recently by the Associated Press (AP), the expansion of these lake has caused flooding of neighboring farmland, and consequently, significant damage in both countries


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Wed, 19/09/2012 - 17:31


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