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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…
The Coyolate river is one of several rivers that originates in the highlands of Guatemala and in the foothills of the Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes. Its lower basin, in the Pacific coastal plains, experiences floods triggered by intense…
Flood hazard assessments are essential to design land-use ordinances or norms that minimize the exposure of future critical infrastructure and potential new settlements to such floods. Flood hazard assessments rely on flood modelling, which can be…
The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for…
Guatemala City is surrounded by steep ravines which developed over millions of years due to erosion of the surface triggered by intense rainfall as well as due to landslides triggered by intense rainfall and earthquakes. Chinautla is one of the…
Tsunami early warning systems rely on the timely and reliable acquisition of relevant data either from buoys at sea or from tide gauges in ports and its subsequent transmission to warning centres. Satellite communications provide a secure and…
This user story has been originally published on the UNOOSA Space4Water Portal In 2019, floods caused 43.5% of all deaths due to natural disasters and thereby represent the deadliest type of disaster with an increasing number of events compared to…
The fire danger indicators currently presented on the Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fires are components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System and are accessible through the website of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (…
  Taal volcano in the Philippines experienced a large eruption in the middle of January 2020. The deformation of the greater caldera and its surroundings was analysed using differential SAR interferometry (DinSAR) days before and after the eruption…
Anak Krakatoa is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. Considering its eruption of 23 December 2018 and the tsunami triggered by this eruption, an analysis of the deformation of the cone was conducted during the six months just before that…