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disaster management

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

UN Launches Information System to Boost Disaster Prevention

The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food security and health purposes. The World...

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Policy makers, Scientists to Meet in Manila – Coastal Protection

A high-level discussion on the protection of marine environment against land-based activities is slated on January 25-27, 2012 at the Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting (IGR3) on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action (GPA) for the...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Beyond Bushfires, a Study Into Community Resilience and Recovery

A long-term study into the health and wellbeing of community members affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires, is being led by the University of Melbourne. The study aims to capture a diversity of experiences including those directly or...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Fijian State Ensures Water Safety

THE Tuvalu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has plans for a nationwide needs assessment of water, agriculture, and health facilities this week. The assessment is expected to take 20 days to complete. United Nations Office for the Coordination of...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Radar Could Detect Tsunamis More Accurately

A tsunami has been observed with radar for the first time, promising a cheap and more accurate early warning method, according to a study. Researchers have found that the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March could had been...

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Disaster Measures in Japan

The archipelago of Japan is often struck by natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, and eruptions of volcanoes, which could be disastrous. It is one of important tasks of GSI to provide data for disaster prevention and mitigation...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

RASAT Earth Observation Satellite Puts Turkey in Space

Turkey successfully launched the RASAT earth observation satellite this week. RASAT is a microsatellite imaging mission of TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). It is expected that the satellite will help to provide information for disaster...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Economies at Risk from Natural Disasters

Natural mayhem can create havoc not only to human lives, but also to economies. The Recent disaster in Japan vouches for this. Recently  an ‘analysis and mapping’ firm maplecroft released a report stating that emerging economies like India,...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Satellites in the Developing World

Within 24 hours of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, space agencies and companies around the world tasked satellites with providing free images of the earthquake’s aftermath. Experts quickly analyzed and interpreted images taken from space,...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Thailand Lags Neighbours in Data Recovery Survey

Thailand ranked the worst in disaster recovery readiness among eight countries in Asia-Pacific, defying the trend toward increasing use of cloud-based backup and disaster recovery programmes in the region, according to a survey. Conducted by the independent...

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