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Kenya: Call for Experts for UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission

Flooded Galana River in southeastern Kenya in May 2012

At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:23
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National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO)

In the 1980's, it was observed that the number of disasters and their impacts were increasing world - wide.

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7.94653
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Somalia affected by unusual tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone 3A is just the fifth storm to strike the country since 1966

Somalia experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history when on November 10–11, 2013, Tropical Cyclone 3A moved over Puntland causing flash floods that according to news reports l

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Thu, 14/11/2013 - 13:14
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5.15215
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46.1996

Mozambique - Training Course

In 2012, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Mozambique in order to assess existing disaster and risk reduction activities as well as policies and plans with regard to the use of

Date: 
04/11/2013 - 08/11/2013
Title of Training: 
Disaster Mapping using Space Technologies
Trainers: 
Experts from the University of Cologne and the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (both in Germany), National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) and from UN-SPIDER (Vienna and Beijing).
Target Group: 
Eight organizations in Mozambique that are involved in data management of disasters, under which National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), the national Centre of Cartography and Remote Sensing (CENACARTA), National Institute of Meteorology (IIAM) and two Universities (Mozambique Technical University and Eduardo Mondlane University).
Training Profile: 
<p>Topics covered in the training course included the use of remote sensing techniques for flood forecasting and flood detection, drought monitoring, rapid mapping of disasters and GIS techniques to evaluate the impact of disasters on the population.</p> <p>The participants were actively involved in the processing of digital elevation models, rainfall data, satellite imagery and geographic data on infrastructure, utilities and population. The training took place at a computer laboratory of the Eduardo Mondlane University, one year after the mission team of a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission in 2012 had evaluated the current and potential use of space-based information for disaster management in Mozambique.</p>
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Eduardo Mondlane University

The Eduardo Mondlane University (Portuguese: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. The UEM is located in Maputo and has about 27,000 students.

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32.5833

Mozambique: UN-SPIDER/UNDP organize Workshop on Disaster Mapping

Participants of the UN-SPIDER training course "Disaster Mapping"

From 4 to 8 November 2013, eight organizations in Mozambique were trained on “Disaster mapping using space technology”.

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Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:26
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-25.9667
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32.5833

Official launch of AfriGEOSS at AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14

During the AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14, held this week in Addis Abeba, AfriGEOSS was launched on 5 November 2013.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 09:59
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9.02274
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38.7468

AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI World Conference inaugurated in Ethiopia

Drought in Ethiopia in 2008, seen from Space by SPOT Vegetation satellite

The combined AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI World Conference was inaugurated in Addis Ababa on 4 November 2013.

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Tue, 05/11/2013 - 16:15
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9.02274
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38.7468

Water resources in Africa: ESA TIGER initiative holds Workshop

Participants of the 2013 TIGER workshop in Tunis, Tunisia

From 21 to 22 October 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in the TIGER workshop 2013, held in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Thu, 31/10/2013 - 16:28
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36.8188
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10.166

East Africa: Remote Sensing satellites help monitor tectonic plates

Tiny changes on the ground changes the radar signal

The use of remote sensing techniques such as the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) are helping scientists to better understand plate tectonics by providing patterns and consequences

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Fri, 09/08/2013 - 09:13
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36.4473