This animation is an exciting tool to raise awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña in Vanuatu and encourage the people of Vanuatu to take early action in preparing for these extreme events.
Please note that we have proceeded to a complete update of the database, including new changes and enhancements which may imply major modifications in the historical data.
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The reproduction and communication of the information obtained using the EM-DAT is authorised by any means and in all forms, provided that the source is mentioned clearly as follows:
The need for systematic data for disaster mitigation and prevention is an increasing concern of both development and response agencies. In the past, data needs were addressed on an ad hoc basis, which included collecting the information at the time of the emergency. However, there is a growing importance and understanding that data collection, analysis, and management can help both short and long-term development goals and help to identify and address disaster risks
Asian and Pacific countries continue to suffer disproportionately from disasters caused by natural hazards. Disasters cause death, economic and environmental damage, and severe setbacks for social development. Recent large-scale disasters, including the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan of March 2011, highlight the value of national preparedness for disaster
Vanuatu Globe | 3D Google Earth
To access the Vanuatu Globe in Google Earth (3D) you will need to have the latest version of Google Earth (Free) installed. Follow the below instructions to access the Vanuatu Globe in Google Earth:
1. Download and install the latest free version of Google Earth application
2. Download the Vanuatu Globe kml file. To download this file, go to: http://www.nab.vu/lidar-maps-vanuatu-globe-0
3. Save the Vanuatu Globe kml to your desktop
4. Double click on the Vanuatu Globe
OCHA in the Pacific launches new website
OCHA Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) is pleased to announce the launch of our new website – www.unocha.org/rop.
The new website reflects OCHA ROP’s new status as a regional office, and the commitment OCHA has to the region – one of the world’s most disaster-prone and vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
We hope you find the new layout clean, easy to read and navigate. The website includes maps, situation reports, photos
Ocean acidification is one of the most worrying impacts climate change will have on the Reef. This is a highly complex topic and this animation does not explain the process in detail, rather uses a characters experience of this phenomenon to illicit an emotional understanding that ocean acidification will alter life on coral reefs.
Pacific Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
Satellite Imagery Tool
Participatory games for the “new normal”
Games are a fun but serious way of helping humanity tackle a changing climate in which complexities, volatilities and uncertainties could be hallmarks of the “new normal”.
Since 2011, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and its partners have designed at least 45 new games about a wide range of key humanitarian issues, including:
• Disaster preparedness
• Food security
• Climate information
• Road safety
This RISK ZONE MAP could help you in identifying and analyzing the areas which are at risk to sea-level rise in Vanuatu.
Joint mission between NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall.
NAB portal is hosted and engineered by ICT unit within the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards department.