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UN-Spider September News

UN-SPIDER September 2011 Updates.

UN-Spider news

  • UN-SPIDER supports the Russian Federation’s efforts to boost the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in Central Asia
  • UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Ukraine tests new approaches to flood hazard mapping
  • UN-SPIDER’s RSO in the I.R. of Iran supports upcoming World Space Week Activities
  • UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Romania organises a Summer School on Crisis Management and Emergency Response
  • UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Pakistan publishes a monthly Bulletin on Crop Monitoring
  • UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Algeria provides maps of areas sensitive to desertification
  • ADRC, a UN-SPIDER RSO, organises a Training Course for Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • Regional Training Activity on the use of Remote Sensing and GIS for disaster management in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Africa and China step up cooperation on drought risk
  • UN-SPIDER contribution to the Second Meeting of ITU-D Study Group 2
  • Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka
  • UN-SPIDER participation in the 3rd Anniversary Celebration of HJ-A/B Satellites
  • UN-SPIDER supports APSCO’s “Third International Symposium on Earth Quake Monitoring and Early Warning by Using Space Technology” Beijing, 13 to 15 September, 2011
  • Progress on the VALID Project: Extended support and first stakeholder feedback

Community News

  • International Charter develops geographic tool to provide information about satellite data used for activations
  • New Oil Monitoring research project coordinated by KSAT of Norway
  • Monitoring Volcanic Ash and Impacts on Agriculture: CSA, NASA and World Bank Cooperation
  • Uganda plans early warning ICT system
  • The Philippines to use sophisticated geohazard map for disaster reduction
  • NASA Satellites Busy at the Peak of Hurricane Season
  • Sentinel Asia assists in response to five disasters
  • International Charter activated for Flood in Japan and Earthquake in India
  • The UNLock project

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

Upcoming UN-SPIDER events

  • Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response, Geneva, 16 November 2011
  • United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management “Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping”, Beijing, 22 – 25 November 2011

Upcoming events supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User Conference, Suva, 28 November – 2 December 2011
  • “APSCO Training Course on Environment and Disaster Monitoring Through Space Technology” Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 November to 1 December 2011

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Source UN-SPIDER Team