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

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Dodge City, KS WFO Region, US

    43 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Victorville (Pine Fire), California - United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Yavapai County (Tussock Fire), Arizona, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Pueblo, CO WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tropical Cyclone - Tauktae

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Portales, NM Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Golyshmanovo, Tyumen - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 129 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 145 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Havana, IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Attica, IN Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Georgia Island region

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 231 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - southeast of Easter Island

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Maldives

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Romania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

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

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 257 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 73 km ENE of Namie, Japan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Oman

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kenya

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Nyamasheke, Rwanda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Somalia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Kenya

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern Ethiopia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Marinilla Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Loreto, Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    9 months ago WARNING

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

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    9 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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