Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. OceanDataLab is a private research laboratory that was established in 2013 by long time Ocean Remote Sensing and IT experts working in close collaboration with the Space Oceanography Laboratory at IFREMER.  The Ocean Data Lab Programs: SeaScope SA...
  2. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) makes possible the coordination between governments and the humanitarian community in case of disasters. Thus, OCHA established its presence in Sri Lank after the 2004...
  3. The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) coordinates and provides U.S. Government humanitarian assistance in case of humanitarian emergency outside the United States. To coordinate effectively these activities, OFDA is organized into...
  4. The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to foster the use of geospatial technology and data. OSGeo does this through providing open source packages that are easily...
  5. OPIDIN is an Early Warning System developed for the communities in the Inner Niger delta. Within the months of August and October, OPIDIN uses modeling and spatial analysis to predict both extreme flooding events and how the general water level will...
  6. PDC uses information, science, and technology to enable effective evidence-based decision making and to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) concepts and strategies. The Center provides multi-hazard warning and decision support tools to facilitate...
  7. The Peruvian-Japanese Center for Seismic Research and Disaster Mitigation was established in 1986 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering (FIC) of the National University of Engineering (UNI) and financed thanks to the cooperation of the Government of...
  8. PAGASA is the Philippine national institution dedicated to provide flood and typhoon warnings, public weather forecasts and advisories, meteorological, astronomical, climatological, and other specialized information and services primarily for the...
  9. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes,...
  10. The Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), as steward of the country's mineral resources, is committed to the promotion of sustainable mineral resources development, aware of its contribution to national economic growth and countryside...
  11. The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), formerly known as the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), is a working group of various government, non-government, civil sector and private sector organizations of...
  12. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) surveys and maps the land and water resources of the Philippines. One of NAMRIA's major mandates is to provide both the public and private sectors with mapmaking services as well as...
  13. The National Civil Defense Administration (NCDA) was established on August 18, 1954 through Republic Act 1190 otherwise known as the Civil Defense Act of 1954. It was later on abolished and its functions and personnel were transferred to a newly...
  14.   The PreventionWeb proposes to be a single entry point to the full range of global disaster risk reduction activities and enable countries to build and strengthen National DRR Platforms. For organizations working in disaster reduction,...
  15. Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an...

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