2015 Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction and Loss Mitigation will take place during April 20-25 2015

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program is a decade-long program of international research and related activities that aims to bring together the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences in coordinated efforts to address the challenges brought about by …

START Participated in the 3rd and 4th GEOSS Science and Technology Workshops

START participated in the 3rd and 4th Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Science and Technology workshops, which were held in Norfolk, Virginia, on 22-24 March and 24-26 March 2015, respectively. The 3rd GEOSS S&T workshop focused, among others, …

ACCFP Alumna Authored One of the Most Downloaded Articles of 2014

Dr. Sithabiso Gandure, an ACCFP Round 1 Alumna, was the lead author on a paper that is recognized by Elsevier as one of 2014’s most downloaded articles from the journal Environmental Development. The article was part of a special issue …

ASSAR Makes Headlines

The University of Ghana, a START partner in the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, convened a national experts workshop to better understand the challenges of adaptation planning in climate change ‘hot spots’ across Africa. Ghanaian media have …

els-policy-2 Workshop on the Role of Earth Observations – Policy: investments in capacity in Earth observations to support Environmental Policy in Africa

Building on its work in bridging the science-policy gap, START convened a two-day scoping workshop on the role of Earth observations in the support of environmental policy and governance in Africa. This workshop was preceded by research involving six case …

GOFC-GOLD Program Supports Three Participants at Remote Sensing and Conservation Symposium

In May, START supported three participants from Africa and South America to attend the Zoological Society of London Symposium “Remote Sensing for Conservation: Uses, Prospects, and Challenges” and one-day GOFC-GOLD/GEOBON workshop on biodiversity monitoring in tropical forest areas. Isabel Cruz …

START-CDKN Researchers Release Process Document on Developing Plans for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Gorkaphur, India

Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (Government of India) and Institute for Social and Environment Transition (ISET), worked with the District Disaster Management Authority, Gorakhpur towards the integration of disaster risk reduction and …

START Alumni Dr. Wynn Chi-Nguyen Cam publishes article on climate change mitigation and the built environment

After the recently completed book titled “Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Building Sector”, a START alumni Dr. Wynn Chi-Nguyen Cam has written an article articulating how the climate change mitigation technologies can be implemented in a meaningful way through the …

START participates in CARIAA launch and ASSAR inception meeting

In March, START Deputy Director Jon Padgham attended the launch of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The 5-year …

Board of Directors President Gordon McBean discusses Coastal Cities at Risk Program

START Board of Directors President Gordon McBean discusses the START-initiative Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) program in a recent article in the publication International Innovations by Research Media. McBean explains how CCaR seeks to understand disaster dynamics in coastal cities …