July 2011

Issue Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2011
July 2011

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

  • UN-SPIDER SpaceAid Framework supports information flow in crisis at the Horn of Africa
  • Online registration now open for United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management “Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping” in Beijing
  • Upcoming Technical Advisory Missions in Sri Lanka, Chile and Tonga
  • 3rd Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Auckland
  • Expert Working Group meeting at ESCAP, Bangkok
  • Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR)
  • 4th Joint Project Team Meeting of Sentinel Asia
  • Preliminary results of the UNOOSA RIVAF project presented to Global Pulse team
  • UN-SPIDER successfully conducted International Expert Meeting on “Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response”


Community News

  • International Charter activated for floods in Republic of Korea and in Japan
  • Sentinel Asia supports disaster response to floods and earthquake in Asia
  • SAFER supporting response to four disasters in July
  • ADRC Conference on Disaster Reduction 2011 draws to successful conclusion
  • RCMRD collaborates in KeNMaTT training on GIS, RS and GPS applications in support of Tsetse mapping
  • Korean satellite to aid disaster efforts
  • ESA protests Earth Observation program’s removal from multiyear budget proposal
  • Namibia’s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats
  • Conference on data sharing: Muslim States asked to harness their potential
  • NASA AIRS movies show evolution of US 2011 heat wave

 

Conferences and Workshops organized or supported by UN-SPIDER

  • 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
  • International workshop on Space-based Information for Disaster Management in Central Asia, Krasnoyarsk, 7-8 September 2011
  • Training Seminar in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 2011

 

 

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