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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hazard Map of Tamil Nadu Coast Proves Cooperative Effort

The coastal villages of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu were heavily impacted by the 2004 tsunami in the region as well as cyclones. To help the region prepare for future devastating disasters, an international effort...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Bushfire Predictions a Wake-up Call for Insurers

A new report warning the country’s fire seasons are getting drastically worse should act as a red alert for underprepared insurers, according to one of Australia’s top catastrophic risk experts. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research...

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Indian Scientists Tap Into Geoinformatics for Mapping Natural Hazards

Uttarakhand is yet to recover from the massive rain-triggered floods that left thousands dead last year and exposed the gaps in disaster management strategies. Now Indian scientists have devised sophisticated satellite-based and computer-centric technologies to map potential...

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Solomon Islands Will Benefit from Participatory Mapping Workshop

Solomon Island communities will greatly benefit from a new approach to climate change adaptation, highlighted by a workshop on participatory three-dimensional modeling (P3DM). P3DM is a community-based mapping method that uses local knowledge with scientific data like...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Survey of India Undertakes Mapping of Country’s Coastline

The Survey of India is undertaking the surveying of the country's entire 7,500 km coastline. The hazard mapping effort will identify low-lying areas affected by high tides and coastal erosion, and rising sea levels. The Integrated Coastal...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Manila’s Natural Disaster Risk Areas in 3D Maps

Areas in Metro Manila at high risk during natural disasters may now be known through an accurate hazard map, a product of Australia’s high-resolution three-dimensional mapping technology, which had been turned over to the Philippine government recently. Australian...

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

India Begins Coastline Multi-Hazard Mapping Project in 3D

Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has started work on multi-hazard vulnerability mapping of the country's entire coastline. The mapping effort aims to inform authorities of vulnerable areas so that they can adequately prepare...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Editorial: Improve Radiation Mapping

The shipments of beef cows suspected of having been fed with radioactive rice straw to all the prefectures except Okinawa have underlined the radiation hazards caused by the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1...