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  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    8 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    25 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    29 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    33 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    51 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    57 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    56 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    56 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Snowfall - W of Berens River, Manitoba, Canada

    56 minutes ago WARNING

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    1 hour ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • High Wind - E of Montreal, Québec, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 hour ago WARNING

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    1 hour ago WARNING

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    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 hour ago WARNING

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    2 hours ago WARNING

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    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

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    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

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    4 hours ago WARNING

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    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

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    4 hours ago ADVISORY

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  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

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    5 hours ago WARNING

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    5 hours ago WATCH

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    7 hours ago WARNING

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  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 106 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Trinidad and Tobago

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    21 hours ago WARNING

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

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Italy

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - NW of Kerema, Gulf, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tillaberi, Tillabéry, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Eyl, Nugaal, Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze and Xiang Jiang Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Edirne, Edirne, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Korla, Xinjiang Uygur, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

August 28, 2014

A main challenge in any meaningful risk reduction activity is how to engage stakeholders and encourage all to remain active and institutionally share relevant information.

To enhance Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practices and as part of its planned deployment of customized multi-hazard monitoring systems, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) works constantly with key national data providers to integrate available data and fill in data gaps.

Recently, PDC held and facilitated Technical Exchange Workshops (TEW) in Indonesia and Vietnam for supporting national disaster management agencies. During each TEW, agencies were able to discuss and learn how their information services are best integrated into early warning and decision support systems.

PDC has deployed web-based early warning decision support systems, InAWARE and VinAWARE, in both countries. Both systems are based on PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform, which simplifies information sharing within and between national and provincial disaster management stakeholders, and provides a mechanism for regional information exchange.

During each Workshop, a summary of the nation’s customized DisasterAWARE system was briefed, along with an introduction to dynamic data that will be included in the system. The events also served as unique opportunities for data providers to explain their own data and discuss the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format. CAP is an international alerting standard that has been adopted by many government and commercial alerting services and is a preferred method for integrating dynamic hazard data into the DisasterAWARE platform.

Head of the Data Division of the BNPB (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, Indonesia’s national disaster management agency) Center of Data, Information and Public Relations Dr. Agus Wibowo commented on the event, stating, “This engagement was a valuable opportunity for our data providers to witness the utility of their information being integrated into InAWARE, and encourages the incorporation of additional data into the system in the future.”

The TEW for VinAWARE took place August 4-5 in Hanoi, Vietnam. PDC’s Geospatial Information Specialist John Livengood and Geospatial Information Services Advisor David Askov worked with 25 people representing data providers for the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Disaster Management Centre (DMC). Participants included representatives from the DMC; Department of Dyke Management, Flood & Storm Control (DDMFSC); Institute for Hydropower and Renewable Energy (IHR); Institute of Geophysics, Remote Sensing & GIS Bureau of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE); Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR); Water Resources University; and Geoviet Consulting.

August 8-9, Livengood and Askov held the InAWARE TEW in Jakarta. The two-day Workshop was attended by 15 participants, representing BNPB; Badan Informasi Geospasial (BIG, the national coordinating agency for surveys and mapping); Badan Meterologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG, the national meteorological and geophysical office); Public Works; the Ministry of Forestry; the Ministry of Social Affairs; Nusantara Secom InfoTech (NSI); the World Food Programme (WFP); Mercy Corps; and the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR).

Learn more information on InAWARE:
• Find out about the recent InAWARE CONOPS engagement,
• Read about the installation and deployment of InAWARE,
• See how InAWARE was highlighted during a UN-SPIDER meeting,
• Read about the InAWARE kickoff workshop in Jakarta, and

• Look over information about the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Learn more about VinAWARE:
• Read about the first VinAWARE training sessions,
• Information from the FEW2 stakeholder meeting,
• The launch of the USAID-supported FEW2 Project,
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE,
• News of PDC commitment to DM in Vietnam,
• A description of the first use of the VinAWARE,
• The first Flood Early Warning Project launched in 2009, and

• To see what Dr. Phuc and the DMC are doing, go to www.dmc.gov.vn

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