May 2011

Issue Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2011
May 2011

UN-SPIDER News

  • Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)
  • The SPIDER Global Thematic Partnership active in the 3rd session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • UN-SPIDER contributes to workshop on global environmental change and water-related diseases in Uzbekistan
  • Advancing VALID at Gi4DM in Antalya
  • UN-SPIDER seminar at GSSF, Abu Dhabi
  • GDACS Stakeholder Meeting in Bergen
  • UN-SPIDER at the Annual Central Asia GIS Conference GISCA 2011
  • Technical Advisory Mission to Sudan brings together disaster management stakeholders and Remote Sensing experts
  • UN-SPIDER represented at the International Conference on Emergency Management Technologies (ICEMT 2011), Hungary

Community News

  • Sentinel Asia supports disaster Response to floods in Indonesia
  • International Charter activated for flood in Colombia and wildfires in Canada
  • SAFER supporting response to fires in the Netherlands and earthquake in Spain, and GMES User Newsletter online
  • UK takes the helm of International Charter
  • International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM 2011): registration opened
  • ESA and the World Bank join forces
  • Satellite observations show potential to improve ash cloud forecasts
  • DubaiSat-2 to be an improvement on predecessor

Conferences and Workshops organized or supported by UN-SPIDER

  • UN-SPIDER International Expert Meetings: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response
  • Vienna, 5-6 July 2011
  • PAIGH Crisis Support Workshop, Panama, 13-14 June 2011
  • ESCAP Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction, Second Session, Bangkok, 29 June-1 July 2011
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