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

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    12 minutes ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 20 km S of Mandráki, Greece

    12 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mobile, AL Region, United States

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Nasir, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    24 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Tekax, Yucatn - Mexico

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    47 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    39 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 121 km ESE of Mil’kovo, Russia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Ishim, Tyumen - Russia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Louis, MO--IL Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilgore, TX Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carthage, MS Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Super Typhoon - Surigae

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - NE of Louangphrabang - Laos

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 48 km SSE of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Mariana Islands region

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Fiji region

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 243 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

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  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

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  • Extreme Cold - Northern Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

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  • Storms - Paraguay

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  • Floods - Bolivar, Colombia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Putumayo, Colombia

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  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Floods - Madiun Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southern Alaska, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro, Panama

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pernambuco State, Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Quilpue, Chile

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nauta District, Loreto, Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ciamis Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tarime District, Tanzania

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Las Amazonas, Loreto, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pajarillo, San Martin, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Raung, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Butembo, DRC

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    8 months ago WARNING

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

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    8 months 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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