The Flash Factor: Creating a Flood Forecasting Framework

EarthzineDEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Responding to Hydrologic Disasters

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊResponding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Malawi Disasters II Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – Palisades, New York Authors: Andrew Kruczkiewicz Helen Cen Brigitte Moneymaker Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia … Read More

Architecting an Earth Observation Strategy for Disaster Risk Management

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Supporting international disaster management with satellite observation often involves ad hoc arrangements among many players. This limits the effectiveness and efficiency of satellite support to disaster management operations. To address this challenge, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Information Systems and Services documented a high-level reference model for the use of Earth observation satellites and associated products to support disaster risk management within the Global Earth Observation System of Systems context.

Snuggling up with Science Reporters at the AAAS Meeting

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Image of the Working Session during the 5th Urban Research Symposium on 'Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an urgent agenda'

Earthzine Science Writer Sarah Frazier recently attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. The science on display ranged from the finer nuances of climate change impacts to sweeping surveys of the American population and grand plans for pandemic preparedness across the globe.

SERVIR partnership increases capabilities of Himalaya regional organization ICIMOD

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SERVIR continues to put resources into the hands of local experts through its newest partnership with regional Himalaya development organization ICIMOD. With supplemental resources from SERVIR, ICIMOD has increased capacity in its member states and developed a forest fire monitoring system based on satellite data.

UK braced for further floods: interactive

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Originally Published by The Guardian – The Environment Agency said the flood risk will extend along the UK coastline from north-west England, through Wales and south-west and southern England. Areas particularly at risk include the Isles of Scilly, the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and the coastline of Wales.