Space & Aerial Technology


The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the

The demonstrated early warning capability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to accurately, rapidly, and cost effectively measure deformation of the Earth’s surface and the response of the ionosphere to this deformation was the factual basis

Sentinel Asia (SA) was conceptualized in 2005 and first began operation in 2007. SA is engaged in activities to share and provide disaster-related information including earth observation satellite images via the internet to contribute to disaster

Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the

The objective of this paper is to illustrate how developing countries with limited datasets and capacity can utilize global hazard data to support risk-informed decision-making at the local level. Using urban hydrologic models for flood risk assessment

FAO-Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) have developed an “Agricultural Stress Index System” (ASIS) for detecting agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (drought) on a

UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the GEO-XV Plenary
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, gave the keynote speech at the GEO-XV Plenary as part of GEO Week 2018, in Kyoto, Japan yesterday.
A model shows the history of disasters at Colombia's Museum of Risk Reduction - the second in Latin America
Scientists meeting at the Regional Platform for the Americas discuss Sendai Framework as an opportunity to “unleash” science in the service of reducing the risks posed by natural disasters that take so many lives each year
Tuvalu’s early warning system has reached the last mile in one of the world’s most isolated nations (photo: Michael Coghlan/Flickr)
Living on an island in the middle of the ocean with no internet, television or mobile phones is a real-life disaster risk nightmare for one Pacific nation. Yet, the prospect of reaching the last mile – a phrase with true meaning in this part of the world – has inspired the tiny band of disaster risk reduction policymakers and practitioners of Tuvalu to establish an early warning system to protect some of the world’s most isolated communities.
The 22-23 May Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference feeds into the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, also taking place in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 26 May
Early warning systems and making the link between predictable weather and climate events and their impacts are critical to save lives and property when disaster looms.