International

OpenQuake Release Event

Tune in for the release event of OpenQuake, an innovative web-based risk assessment platform for modelling, viewing, exploring and managing earthquake risk worldwide. The open source software will allow professionals from various fields of work to combine different GEM products and obtain key outputs for risk assessment, risk management, scientific researches and much more. The platform, fed by continous contributions of users, will also plays as an interactive environment where sharing knowledge, results and resources from local to global.

Event details
Date: 
Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 09:00 - 17:00

Location

http://www.globalquakemodel.org/
Canada

First Webinar on the Transportation Specific Hazus User Group

The newly-created US Transportation Specific Hazus User Group is welcoming anyone interested to join their first webinar. The group is focussing on the damage assessment and loss estimation system (Hazus) traditionally available to emergency managers now being connected to transportation.

Event details
Date: 
Friday, 19 December, 2014 - 08:00 - 09:30

Location

online
Canada

November CanHUG Meeting Resources

Subtitle: 
Presentation and Resources

Agenda:

Meet and greet

News and Views

Presentation: Multifaceted hazard and risk assessments in the Bow Valley near Canmore, Alberta; Matthias Jakob of BGC Engineering

Hazards taxonomy: 
All Hazards
Earthquake
Flood
Hurricane/Typhoon
Landslide
Storm Surge
Tsunami
Themes taxonomy: 
Capacity Development
Disaster Mitigation
Disaster Resilience
Disaster Risk Reduction
Emergency Management
Guideline
Hazus
Hazus Canada
Infrastructure Planning
Land Use Planning
Partnerships
Policies & Programs
Risk Assessment
Science & Technology
Resources taxonomy: 
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Presentations

Hazus HotZone November Newsletter

If you are interested in what is new and exciting with Hazus, download the Hazus HotZone newsletter. It covers training, news and updates for Hazus in the US. Note that some items are not applicable to the Hazus Canada application (we are not undergoing a modernization to upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2 in the immediate future). There is information on a new Transportation Focussed Hazard User Group in this month's issue. You can link to the November issue at https://app.box.com/s/y401xy10kf0npnvibmcc.

Interested in modelling losses to transportation in Hazus?

If your interested in losses incurred to transportation systems from natural hazard events, consider joining the new Hazus transportation forum in linkedin

How Japan is struggling to recover, three years after earthquake and tsunami Nearly 270,000 people still homeless in aftermath of disaster that killed 19,000 and destroyed a million buildings

How Japan is struggling to recover, three years after earthquake and tsunami Nearly 270,000 people still homeless in aftermath of disaster that killed 19,000 and destroyed a million buildings

an interesting article in the Toronto Star highlighting Japan's recovery from the earthquake and tsunami three years ago.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/03/10/how_japan_is_struggling_to_recover_three_years_after_earthquake_and_tsunami.html

Hazus Annual Users Conference

An excellent opportunity to network with other Hazus users. 

Theme: "Translating Risk Assessment into Mitigation Action"

Event details
Date: 
Monday, 4 August, 2014 (All day) - Wednesday, 6 August, 2014 (All day)

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Government Center South 302 W. Washington St.
46204
United States

Flood data for Minot North Dakota - Red River

Interested in cross border flooding issues.  FEMA has been very generours to share data links for flooding and Hazus datasets along the Red River in Minot/Fargo North Dakota.  

http://content.femadata.com/GISData/Hazus/StateData/North_Dakota/

Hazards taxonomy: 
Flood
Themes taxonomy: 
Hazus
Resources taxonomy: 
Data

CanHUG Meeting 2014-03-19

Come join us on March 19th at 10:30am PST and share your stories and ideas at the next CanHUG meeting. This week we are fortunate to have a presentation by Cynthia McCoy of FEMA region III, an overview of Hazus-Mh.

Event details
Date: 
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30

Location

webinar and teleconference
Canada
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