# Tropical cyclone/hurricane/typhoon

Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them

   Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them> The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication of risk is expanding rapidly. New and emerging data sources, especially for geospatial data, present exciting opportunities to aid disaster prevention, preparation, response, and…

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The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services

   The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services  identify · Stakeholder collaboration · risk assessment · risk communication · earthquake · volcano We stand at a historical crossroads. The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by…

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Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and The Bahamas

During the response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, and Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, new collaborations emerged to support response activities in real-time through modeling of key risks. Direct Relief, Facebook’s Data for Good team, Nethope, Harvard School of Public Health, World Health Organization, Pacific Disaster Center, and the governments of the respective…

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Importance of modernization of hydromet systems and risk assessment

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), the nodal agency for hydro-met services in the country, is modernizing the whole hydro-met system in the country through the ‘Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards’ project. The critical components of the hydro-met systems – Automated Weather Stations, Automated Hydrological Stations, Doppler Radar, Radiosonde, Lightning Detection, Hydromet Workstations, Calibration…

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Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts

he concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national partnerships to global-to-local-systems of systems to software applications in operational emergency management centres.
This makes it a challenge to strengthen such systems, measure their effectiveness, and report on progress. What…

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Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

Ecosystems in general and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in particular are increasingly recognized for their role in reducing disaster risk and the harmful impacts of climate change.
Mangroves, sea grasses and corals have been proven to reduce wave energy and related impacts from storm surges; forests and other vegetation can reduce landslide susceptibility by removing excessive…

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