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Pacific Islands GIS/RS Newsletter, March 2013

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Maximize your Investment with Topographic Revolution
Peter Kinne
Beginning Quantum GIS 1.8: usual issues and solution
Franck Magron
Automated Workflow to Create Information from Images
Michael Ann Lane
X-Band radar capabilities for the Asia-Pacific region
Noemie Bernede
Without Planning there is Chaos
Kaliova Tunabuna

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 12:25  


Representatives from Broadcasters in Vanuatu test their plan in response to a
simulated earthquake event in Port Vila

Port Vila, Vanuatu - Vanuatu broadcasters and media came together with the National Disaster Management Office, and the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazard Department to plan and prepare their Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans this week.

Funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through ABC International and PACMAS, the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, this training seeks to assist Pacific broadcasters in eight countries in preparing  plans that will help them be more resilient to the effects of climate change and disasters.

Having the very recent experience of category five Tropical Cyclone Pam the broadcasters and government ministries were able to share their experiences and lessons learnt to help develop plans.  This will help them continue broadcasting warnings and information to the public during times of disaster when people need this service the most.