Algeria

Interview: Mitigating locust infestations in Algeria and Libya with space data

Kamel Tichouiti is the Head of the Department on Major Risks and Geo-environment in the Space Applications Centre.
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for technological, scientific and practical applications.

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Algerian Space Agency tracks land use change with Alsat-2A

Diachronic analysis of urban and environmental development of El Kala, Algeria.

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Algeria, the Algerian Space Agency, has recently published the results of bi-phase satellite observations on the towns of El Tarf and El Kala and their surroundings. The goal was to monitor urban sprawl and land use changes that might impact on the environment.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:25

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ASAL: Remote Sensing for locust infestation in Algeria and Mauritania

Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the North-East of Mauritan
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi (Alge
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi

Within the framework of its collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) - host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - has mapped potential locust reproduction zones in the South of Algeria and the North-East of Mauritania. The experts analyzed the ecological conditions of the migratory locust for the period between 18 January and 3 February 2014.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 08:33

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Fri, 03/28/2014

Official inauguration: UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office

Map of the 2012 locust infestations in Algeria created by ASAL

On 6 May 2013, Mazlan Othman, director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, together with Mustapha Lahbiri, General Direction of Civilian Protection (DGPC), and Oussedik Azzedine, Director General of the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) official inaugurated the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office hosted by ASAL.

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Algeria: Official inauguration of RSO

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Wed, 08/05/2013 - 10:47

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Algeria: Maps of summer 2012 wildfires available

The maps requested via the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters regarding the wildfires that ravaged north Algerian forests during summer 2012, are now available on the Charter's website.

An estimated 20,000 hectares of land have been ravaged by forest fires in the north of Algeria since June. These are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees .

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:08
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International Charter activated for Fires in Algeria

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 13 August 2012 to provide satellite imagery for the forest fires that have been ravaging the north of Algeria since June. They are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees . Three people have been reported killed in the fires, two of which were a firefighter and forest worker attempting to put out a blaze.

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Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:49

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Fri, 08/17/2012

ASAL: Space-based information to fight desertification

Africa is especially vulnerable to land degradation, droughts and desertification. The Algeria Space Agency, which hosts one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has supported a recent workshop on "Desertification and land degradation in Africa" in Alger organised jointly by the Algerian Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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Thu, 21/06/2012 - 12:51

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Thu, 06/21/2012

Locust Outbreak in Northern Africa: UN-SPIDER facilitates support

UN-SPIDER is providing support to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in response to the widespread locust outbreak by facilitating access to various

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 17:13

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Fri, 04/13/2012

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Locust Outbreak in Libya and Algeria

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In February 2012, a Desert Locust outbreak suddenly developed in southwest Libya along the border of Algeria and rapidly spread into adjacent areas of southeast Algeria. Gregarizing adults laid eggs throughout March in both countries. Monitoring and control operations are hampered by the remoteness of the area as well as heightened insecurity due to 2011 events in Libya.

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Locust Outbreak

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Libya and Algeria, Northern Africa

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11/04/2012
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AlSat-2A: 1 year old

The Alsat-2A satellite built by Astrium for the Algerial Space Agency (ASAL) has now been in orbit for one year. Since its launch on 12 July 2010 it has been providing 2.5m resolution imagery of extremely high quality.

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Fri, 15/07/2011 - 15:09

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28

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2

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