Satellite picture of the island of Abu Dhabi. Picture taken by International Space Station in March 2003. Source: NASA. Image courtesy of the Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons on record, slammed into the Philippines on November 7-8, 2013, bringing heavy destruction and significant loss of life to the island…
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of a small weak dust storm, associated with Atmospheric waves of north western Africa on September…
[ezcol_1third]FALCON SDI Project
The FALCON SDI project is a regional business transformation initiative with the objective of reducing losses due to disasters in countries through the provision of an innovative Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) governance and leadership capacity as well as a technical cooperation and support mechanism. FALCON will cover disaster risk reduction and disaster management with a focus on preparedness, response, and recovery. The project’s components will include a critical systems review, a regional stakeholder analysis, an SDI gap analysis, and the publication of a road map. FALCON will be focused on the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region and will involve a range of international partners and stakeholders. MORE »[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]GeoSUMR Project
GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience (GeoSUMR) promotes the use of geospatial tools and information by decision-makers in second tier cities to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructure and service delivery. GeoSUMR includes: (1) workshops for urban professionals and civil society to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences using geospatial tools and information; (2) hands-on training of these groups in the use of geospatial tools and information to improve urban management; and (3) pilot projects linked to increasing urban sustainability and resilience. A workshop focusing on urban capacity-building and outreach is planned for Casablanca, Morocco in 2014. MORE » [/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]SIIEM Project
The Strengthening Information Infrastructure for Emergency Management (SIIEM) project is focused on developing and testing a new conceptual framework/business model for disaster management and risk reduction at the national level that would address these issues by involving all the concerned parties for the necessary information infrastructure to be established and sustained in countries. SIIEM will engage varied groups of stakeholders (those generally involved in information and emergency management as well as civil society organizations) to work together at defining and implementing the project’s national framework in Morocco and the Philippines. MORE » [/ezcol_1third_end]