Scientific tools and earth observational data showcased by PDC, other experts during AfriGEOSS Symposium

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    18 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ignacio, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    24 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Ascension, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    25 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    28 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Victoria, TX Region, United States

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    52 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Santa Barbara (Alisal Fire), California - United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jesup, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Roma, Queensland - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Georgetown, Queensland - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Halls Creek, Western Australia - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Wyndham, Western Australia - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Manam, Papua New Guinea

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Colombia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Honduras and Nicaragua

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Palma, Spain

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hispaniola

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Agen, Aquitaine - France

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Nepal

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - East Java, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bogor City, West Java, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuban Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uttarakhand, India

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bengkulu City, Benkulu, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanah Laut Regency, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Singapore

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 147 km SE of Karpathos, Greece

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Yuba City, California - United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Gila Bend, Arizona - United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Ebola - North Kivu Province, DRC

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kerala, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Uganda

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Tulare (Windy Fire/KNP Complex Fire), California - United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Da Lak Province, Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Yuba City, California - United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Drought - Maine, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Uganda

    1 week ago WARNING

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July 7, 2018

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) joined several experts from across Africa, the United States, Europe, Central America, and Asia to present at the 3rd Annual AfriGEOSS Symposium in Libreville, Gabon. The primary focus of the symposium, which took place June 25–28, was on expanding the network of earth observational data providers and scientific resources available to African nations for guiding policy decisions, promoting sustainable development, and building long-term resilience.

The AfriGEOSS initiative was developed by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and is designed to provide a framework for countries and organizations to leverage ongoing bilateral and multilateral interactions on earth-observational data. “PDC was enthusiastic to represent the U.S. delegation at AfriGEOSS as part of an extended partnership with the Department of State Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science (State OES),” said Humanitarian Assistance Advisor, Steve Recca.

During the five-day symposium that drew more than 150 attendees from 20 different countries, discussions focused on minimizing duplication of efforts to benefit all of Africa. The annual symposium brought together stakeholders from across disciplines to share knowledge, collaborate, and make use of existing assets and resources. Mr. Recca presented on PDC’s DisasterAWARE technology and the organization’s broader capabilities in the field of disaster risk reduction and resilience-building. He said, along with other PDC services, DisasterAWARE technology could be a vital resource for the GIS technical specialists and decision makers who are members of AfriGEOSS. He said, “The unique decision support platform integrates a vast collection of scientifically-verified, global observational data and geospatial information that can be easily accessed and analyzed through one tool.”

PDC’s participation in AfriGEOSS marks another milestone in an ongoing effort to support greater resilience in Africa. PDC’s recent and current engagements with Sierra Leone and with other partners in West Africa are focused on disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance efforts. “We are eager to take advantage of this opportunity to help reinforce the great work and collaboration happening through AfriGEOSS,” said PDC Director of Disaster Services Dr. Erin Hughey. “To be a part of this network, focused on helping members achieve their national and regional goals—and to support the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development—is an honor for PDC and extends the work we’ve been doing globally for decades throughout other regions of the world.”

 

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