Applying GIS to international ocean governance and sustainability

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - San Juan, PR Region, United States

    57 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    49 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 2 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Argentina

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Uruguay

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Arviat, Nunavut, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 97 km NE of Cabatuan, Philippines

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alto Rio Sanguer, Chubut, Argentina

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - NE of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 151 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Tonga

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Fiji

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Sandwich Islands region

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Daan, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Nei Mongol, China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Caucasus region, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, S of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, NW of Limpopo River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Guayaramerin, El Beni, Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, NE of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, NW of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Ethiopia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tamale, Northern, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bolama, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amur Basin, China, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    5 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 9, 2013

In a continuing effort to increase understanding of ocean hazards and recognize the potential that ocean resources have to sustain humankind, the International Ocean Institute (IOI)-organized the Pacem in Maribus XXXIV (PIM34): International Forum on Sustainable Governance of the Ocean. The conference was held September 3-8, in Bangkok, Thailand. Discussions covered the impacts of climate change, ocean related hazards, water- and flood-management policy, and web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) applications for data sharing.

To provide guidance on developing and hosting a data sharing portal for the world’s oceans and IOI network activities on ocean governance and sustainable development, the IOI sponsored Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) to lead a web-based GIS special session. PDC Deputy Executive Director Chris Chiesa led the special session, with the support of Disaster Management Specialist and Exercise Lead Todd Bosse. Chiesa and Bosse shared their knowledge related to content, technology, and implementation, as well as their experiences related to deployment and operation of the DisasterAWARE decision support platform and the Global Hazards Information Network (GHIN), an exchange for high-quality geospatial data resources.

The event brought together around 200 international experts. Opening remarks were provided by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Phiraphan Phalusuk, IOI’s President Dr. Awni Behnam, International Oceanographic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Secretary and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright and other distinguished speakers.  PDC was represented as one of approximately 20 partner agencies.

The PIM Conference series is titled from the Latin for “Peace in the Oceans” and is one of the flagship activities of the IOI. PIM Conferences have played a critical role in the formulation and promotion of the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea, and they provide an environment where the challenges of ocean space can be examined.

For more information on this event:
• Visit the PIM 2013 event site,
• Explore the International Ocean Institute’s activities, and
• Learn more about PDC’s Global Hazards Information Network.

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