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Early Warning Systems

Advanced Webinar on Using NASA Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management

This NASA-ARSET webinar will provide demonstrations and hands-on experience in using NASA remote sensing observations and flood mapping tools useful for flood management. Participants will learn to access rainfall and the potentially surface inundation extent data for regional flood cases. In addition, participants will learn to access digital elevation and terrain data, as well as socioeconomic data, to facilitate flood risk assessment and post-flood relief planning using a GIS framework.

Early Warning Systems

Monitoring Ethiopian drought

Issuing a map series to depict drought conditions over Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Vegetation stress analyses and rainfall anomalies maps are available here.

Early Warning Systems, Web Applications

Drought Monitoring Web App

After several months of sweat and tears, ITHACA team is proud to launch the web application of the Drought Monitoring project in its initial version! Check it out at drought.ithacaweb.org.

Early Warning Systems

ITHACA webinar for NASA on Extreme Rainfall Detection System

On Tuesday November 26 ITHACA will be presenting its Extreme Rainfall Detection System (ERDS) in a webinar organized in the framework of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training project. Please find more information on NASA website.

Early Warning Systems

Workshop on hydrological models in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

In the framework of a service agreement between WFP and ITHACA involving Ethiopian government counterparts, ITHACA organizes and holds a 2-days workshop in Addis Ababa (25 and 26 July 2011). The workshop attendees are officials from local Ministries and the purpose is to transfer knowledge on configuring and maintaining hydrological models for flood prevention and mitigation, with a particular focus on the Awash river basin.

Early Warning Systems

International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Forecasting, Ispra, Italy, 22 – 24 March 2011

The first International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Forecasting gathered 20 scientific experts, 4 humanitarian organizations and 2 insurance groups to discuss the state of the art in this new and multi-disciplinary field. Main purpose of the workshop was to verify the possibility of integrating different systems.