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"Hackers contre catastrophes naturelles" Jeannne Bretécher. From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready (Part 1 of 2) When you hear the weather forecasts in the news or read them online, do you really believe that they are for real?

From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready (Part 1 of 2)

Forecasts are just forecasts, with very low accuracy. The UK Met Services success rate in rainfall accuracy is only at 56.9%. What we need are real time reports on where the rain has fallen, its magnitude, etc. What we need are maps on where the danger is and where the people can safely evacuate. From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready (Part 1 of 2) (20+) Appli alerte attentats : «Il faut que la France respecte les standards internationaux» Le gouvernement a dévoilé mercredi une application, «SAIP» (pour «Système d’alerte et d’information des populations»), permettant d’alerter en direct ses utilisateurs en cas d’attentat à proximité.

(20+) Appli alerte attentats : «Il faut que la France respecte les standards internationaux»

Les catastrophes naturelles provoquent deux fois plus de déplacements internes que les conflits. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Laetitia Van Eeckhout.

Les catastrophes naturelles provoquent deux fois plus de déplacements internes que les conflits

Twitter links. OpenStreetMap Workshop in Bogo, Cebu. Last February 9-11, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Croix-Rouge Francaise hosted a 3-day OpenStreetMap workshop in Bogo, Cebu, as part of their Northern Cebu Risk Mapping project.

OpenStreetMap Workshop in Bogo, Cebu

This participatory project aims to improve the base geogspatial data coverage of Northern Cebu for use in disaster response, climate adaptation, risk mitigation, and support other humanitarian initiatives. It was attended by local government staff from Bantayan, Daanbatayan Island, Bogo, and local PRC volunteers. Day 1: Introduction and Basic Editing on OSM Day 1 consisted of an introduction to the PRC project and a general overview of OSM and OSM-Philippines. A presentation of the objectives of the data collection and an introduction to the mapping components were also given.

One map caught our attention, though... it's 3D! Day 2: Field Data Collection Tools and Tasking Manager Luckily, we were given an access to Digital Globe's WorldView-2 satellite images taken on February 15, 2015. These Cheap Sensors Could Help Stop Fires That Sweep Through Urban Slums. When a fire broke out in a slum on the edge of Cape Town, South Africa, on New Years Day in 2013, it took firefighters six hours to stop the blaze as it spread from shack to shack.

These Cheap Sensors Could Help Stop Fires That Sweep Through Urban Slums

By the time the fire stopped, 4,000 people were homeless and four people had died. Apart from the scale, the tragedy wasn't unusual. Just four days earlier, another eight people died in a nearby fire. La police invite les hackers à lutter contre le terrorisme lors du « Hackathon Nec Mergitur » Dans le cadre du Hackathon Nec Mergitur qui se tiendra le week-end prochain, la police invite les pirates de France et de Navarre à les rejoindre pour « renforcer la sécurité dans Paris », notamment en cas d’attentats.

La police invite les hackers à lutter contre le terrorisme lors du « Hackathon Nec Mergitur »

C’est une première. Du vendredi 15 dès 17h30, au dimanche 17 janvier au soir aura lieu le premier hackathon réunissant hackers, et plus généralement les acteurs du numérique, et forces de l’ordre. On l’a vu, lors des derniers attentats du 13 novembre, citoyens et forces de l’ordre s’étaient mobilisés pour porter secours aux personnes victimes de ces événements tragiques. Les réseaux sociaux s’étaient fortement mobilisés, notamment avec le hashtag #PorteOuverte pour recueillir les personnes souhaitant trouver un refuge ou avec le Safety check de Facebook. Nepal_Manual for post-earthquake rebuilding / Guides and recommendations / Publications / Homepage - AFPS - Association Française du génie Parasismique. This pedagogic document, prepared by the French Association for Earthquake Engineering, aims at applying these simple but efficient earthquake resistant principles to traditional houses in Nepalese high valley villages using available materials at those isolated places.

Nepal_Manual for post-earthquake rebuilding / Guides and recommendations / Publications / Homepage - AFPS - Association Française du génie Parasismique

How can we reduce the impact of natural disasters on schools? Making schools resilient to the impact of disasters is arguably a no-brainer.

How can we reduce the impact of natural disasters on schools?

Who would ever disagree with the need to make sure children are safe when they’re in school? Nobody. And yet, schools continue to be destroyed when disasters strike – putting children at risk and disrupting education. Why? Simply put, countries face a number of technical challenges to make their schools resilient. Another common challenge relates to the availability of risk information needed to identify safe locations where new schools can be built.

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors. Early warning on earthquakes can help save lives, but many countries can't afford them.

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors

That's why scientists are turning to another location sensor already widespread in many countries: the smartphone. A single smartphone makes for a crappy earthquake sensor — but get enough of them reporting, and it won't matter. A new study, published today in Science Advances, says that the right network of cell phones might be able to substitute for modern seismograph arrays, providing a crucial early warning in the event of a quake.

Take a Look at Tokyo's Beautiful Disaster Preparedness Guide. 1021 3ShareNew "It is predicted that there is a 70 percent possibility of an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years.

Take a Look at Tokyo's Beautiful Disaster Preparedness Guide

Are you prepared? " asks the back of Disaster Preparedness Tokyo, a 340-page safety manual. This detailed and thoughtful book is jam-packed with tips and directions to stay alive in the event of a disaster. The Japanese capital has suffered plenty of natural catastrophes in its history, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires. Disaster Preparedness Tokyo is tailored to the features of the city and the lifestyles of its residents, and it contains easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster.

Technology and the future of humanitarian action.