New Data Application of the Month: Disaster Recovery martin.hilljegerdes Tue, 26 Sep 2023 - 15:11
UN-SPIDER's RSO in Greece and Partners Present Their Firelogue Project

The following text and content has been provided by UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Greece at the BEYOND Centre for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing, together with its project partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (INT) and EDGE in Earth Observation Science, presenting its Firelogue project

martin.hilljegerdes Mon, 25 Sep 2023 - 15:22

Advanced Webinar: Measuring Floods, Subsidence, and Sea Ice with SAR

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

This training is a follow-on to the SAR training held in October 2022, which covered detecting and monitoring of oil spills, landslides, and floods. This training will expand on the theory and applications of SAR (Sentinel-1) data to detect and monitor floods through the use of time-series SAR data in order to more closely monitor increase/recession of flood waters. This training will also cover two new application areas: the use of InSAR to measure subsidence due to groundwater extraction and use of SAR to detect and monitor sea ice.

Disaster management agencies, including domestic and international government agencies, aid organizations, indigenous communities, students, and academics.
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10/18/2023, 12:00am - 11/01/2023, 12:00am
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WMO: Early Warnings For All Action Plan for Africa is launched

Excerpt from World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Press Statement from 4 September 2023.

A new Early Warnings for All Action Plan for Africa is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive initiatives ever launched to save lives and livelihoods on a continent which is regularly exposed to extreme weather and which bears a disproportionate socio-economic cost of climate change.

martin.hilljegerdes Wed, 20 Sep 2023 - 15:28
Copernicus EMS releases version 4.0 of GloFAS

Floods, triggered by intense rainfall, affect many communities worldwide.  The extremely large floods in Pakistan in 2022, as well as other very large floods in Nigeria, Mozambique, and other countries, impacted many communities, affected their livelihoods, and triggered major losses. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate change will lead to increased precipitation in many regions, worsening the impacts of floods triggered by such precipitation.… Fri, 8 Sep 2023 - 10:42
UNOOSA as a Cooperating Body to the International Charter Space

Space-based information has been used extensively to contribute to disaster response efforts since several decades ago.  To enhance the use of such space-based information, since the year 2001, national space agencies from many countries have joined forces over the years to integrate the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as a mechanism to provide space-based information free of charge to national disaster management agencies and first responders in case of devastating disasters in all regions of the world.… Thu, 7 Sep 2023 - 13:00
WMO, ECMWF, and the Copernicus CCS report record temperatures in the summer 2023

Heatwaves, which can last for several days, impact societies and their livelihoods in many regions of the world. In August of the year 2003, a severe heatwave impacted Europe. According to the Meteorological Office of the United Kingdom (UK MetOffice), this particular heatwave was the worst one in the last 500 years (… Thu, 7 Sep 2023 - 10:14