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dc.coverage.spatialSOUTHEAST ASIA
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorUnited Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
dc.creatorAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-26T21:08:06Z
dc.date.available2021-03-26T21:08:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/311
dc.description.abstract<p>This handbook explains the techniques, methodologies and best practices for using geospatial information in support of decision making for disaster risk management. The focus is on specific hazards. While space-based information can significantly enhance disaster emergency response and preparedness, maps may often look similar. The nature of different types of hazards requires a range of theme-specific information or data sets that may not be immediately apparent, or available in one single map or information product. This handbook thus addresses the needs of disaster managers and geospatial information providers who must remain aware of the decision-making considerations for different hazard contexts.</p> <p>This handbook forms part of a series of knowledge products developed in collaboration with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) institutions and ASEAN member countries. The series is designed to increase skills and promote institutional development for countries wishing to embrace innovative space-based information in disaster risk management. The products can be used as training manuals and reference guides, addressing the needs of both geospatial information providers and disaster decision makers.</p> <p>ESCAP, in collaboration with United Nations partners and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management, has developed this handbook in response to the expressed needs of ASEAN countries. ESCAP worked in close collaboration with analysts with extensive regional and international experience in the provision of earth observation data and information to countries in the aftermath of disasters. It is based on standard techniques and methodologies used to develop such geospatial information products, and has been developed together with ASEAN counterparts, keeping the institutional and operational needs of the region in mind. Through extensive consultations, the techniques and methodologies have been field tested during simulation exercises conducted in 2016.</p> <p>It is our hope that this handbook and its innovative techniques, methodologies and best practices, will significantly contribute to strengthening the disaster risk resilience of countries in the ASEAN region.</p>
dc.format.extentvii, 60 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleSpecific hazards : handbook on geospatial decision support in ASEAN countries
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistNATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subject.unbistREMOTE SENSING AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject.unbistGEOPHYSICAL SATELLITES
dc.subject.unbistREGIONAL COOPERATION
dc.subject.unbistGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
dc.subject.unbistDISASTER PREPAREDNESS
dc.subject.unbistNATURAL DISASTERS
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkICT and Disaster Risk Reduction
escap.programmeOfWorkSubregional Office for South-East Asia
escap.libBibNumber42233
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.libCallnumberA X(5-012):629.194 Uni sp 2017
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/publications/specific-hazards-handbook-geospatial-decision-support-asean-countries-0
escap.subregionSouth-East Asia
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division
dc.date.escap2017-11-06


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