Navigation Links
Extended cyclone relief efforts aided from space
Date:7/3/2008

lled on RESPOND providers SERTIT of France and the German Centre for satellite-based crisis information (ZKI) of DLR to join their mapping efforts under the coordination of Infoterra UK.

"It is important to differentiate map products according to the needs and, in a case like this, to firstly get an overview and then move into more detailed assessments as the relief operation progresses," explained Dr Einar Bjorgo, head of UNOSAT, who was designated as the Project Manager for this activation, a rotating role assigned by Charter members.

After the acute phase of the disaster had passed, the range of mapping products was extended to provide further details on the condition of roads, bridges and buildings. For instance, UNOSAT teamed with GISCorps, a US-based non-profit association, to digitise every building pre-disaster from the available data. These maps were highly accurate, showing features of less than one metre in size.

In addition to Charter members, other EO missions' data were made available by space agencies, such as the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the German Space Agency (DLR), and imagery providers, such as the Canadian MDA and the American Digital Globe.

To date, the map products have been used by over 40 organisations, including non-governmental aid organisations based in Myanmar, such as the Red Cross, and governmental organisations, such as the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the Myanmar Department of Forestry.

The Red Cross printed several sets of maps and sent them with their team to Myanmar, hoping to have better access to the field.

"We download your maps and use [them] in rescue works," Myanmar national rescue worker Prof. Charlie Than said.

Thant Lwin Htoo from Myanmar emergency response actions said he downloaded maps of Hpontawbye village for emergency relief activities.

Products have been used to plan field assessments, provide synoptic view
'/>"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Extended wakefulness, combined with alcohol, severely impairs driving performance
2. UK research community gets extended access to ScienceDirect
3. Sweet potato shines as new promise for small enterprise and hunger relief in developing countries
4. Why conservation efforts often fail
5. Researchers expand efforts to explore functional landscape of the human genome
6. Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
7. DOE JGI releases soybean genome assembly to enable worldwide bioenergy research efforts
8. Protein protects lung cancer cells from efforts to fix or kill them
9. Shuttle brings space-grown strep bacteria back for study
10. UCs NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds
11. Spaceflight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have identified the structural ... discriminate between viral and endogenous RNAs in living ... control of cellular metabolism and hijack cellular resources ... is dependent on viral RNA molecules that are ... viruses) and/or newly synthesized in the host cell, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... State University and the University of North Carolina at ... could help identify arterial plaque that is at high ... stroke. , At issue is the plaque that builds ... plaque are deemed "vulnerable," meaning that they are more ... heart attack or stroke. , "Existing state-of-the-art technologies are ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... river turtle in North America, weighing in at up ... researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have ... three. , Examining museum specimens and wild turtles, the ... , Once heavily hunted for turtle meat alligator ... in the 1960s the riverine populations have been ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 2Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 3New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke 2Two new US turtle species described 2Two new US turtle species described 3
... greater role in the disparity between the numbers of ... with the disease. A study by researchers at the ... the disparity was substantially reduced when comparing groups of ... environments. The results are published in the November 2008 ...
... RELEASE LEDs ... Chemical Society Researchers in Germany are describing a ... facial wrinkles. Their study, scheduled for the November 5 ... a bi-monthly journal, reports that high intensity visible light ...
... amyloid-b (Ab), builds up into fibrous plaques in the ... membrane microdomain to another to be cleaved, report Sakurai ... that Ab plaques are the direct cause of Alzheimer,s ... And working on this hypothesis, scientists are investigating just ...
Cached Biology News:Hypertension disparity linked to environment 2American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 2American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 3American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 4American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 5American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 6American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 7American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008 8
(Date:1/15/2014)... TAIPEI , Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology ... an exclusive agreement with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical ... in the Russian Federation , ... Commonwealth Independent States (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 As pet owners drew up ... many of them wrote: "Take better care of my furry companion." ... designer clothes and top-brand carrying cases to take the little canine ... might also feel compelled to buy some pricey toys at the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... and its motives and methods in product development and ... of the industry. This mistrust, fueled by concerns about ... further fed by reports of spectacular fines to the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Kerr Corporation, a ... video and additional how-to information about dual arch impressions on ... with Dual Arch Impressions,” the blog entry serves up a ... and houses a step-by-step demonstration by Dr. David Little as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3
... Md., Jan. 26 Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq:, NVAX ... Good Manufacturing,Practice ("GMP") Pilot Plant to manufacture pandemic and ... 1,000 liter scale are,installed and ready for operations supporting ... project was initiated in December 2007. The facility ...
... Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-wide software and ... announced it has entered into a partner referral ... Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) for Netsmart ... learning management solution. ASAP is a not-for-profit membership ...
... Battelle for submission of proposals to U.S. Government ... Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide ... announced a collaboration with Battelle, a Columbus, Ohio-based ... includes national security. Under the collaboration, Corgenix will ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novavax Announces Operational Status of Its Vaccine Pilot Plant and Commercial Launch Facility 2Novavax Announces Operational Status of Its Vaccine Pilot Plant and Commercial Launch Facility 3Novavax Announces Operational Status of Its Vaccine Pilot Plant and Commercial Launch Facility 4Netsmart University Announces Partner Referral Agreement With New York Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers 2Netsmart University Announces Partner Referral Agreement With New York Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers 3Corgenix Signs Collaboration With Battelle 2Corgenix Signs Collaboration With Battelle 3
... state-of-the-art separation system using the asymmetric flow ... integrates easily with Wyatts multi-angle light scattering ... as the Optilab DSP. The combined system ... of the particles/molecules separated by the AFFF ...
Monoclonal antibodies conjugated with rhodamine...
... compact and lightweight, the Moticam 2300 camera ... the eyepiece, eyetube, or trinocular port. Included ... use Plug-and-Play Images 2.0ML software offers quick ... tools to maximize resolution for examination or ...
5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is a 5X concentrate solution of StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer. The shelf-life of 5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is 2 years when stored at 4C. Product ...
Biology Products: