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

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    52 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    52 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    52 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

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

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    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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