UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), announced that the first forum for the Colombian SpatialData Infrastructure (ICDE) called "Trends in Geospatial Information Management" will be held on 29 and 30 May 2014, in the city of Bogotá on the premises of AR Hotel Salitre.
The Research and Investigation Centre of Remote Sensing and Geographic Applications (CIAF), which is part of UN-SPIDER's Colombian Regional Support Office IGAC, together with the support of the brand company Telespazio Geos (Telespazio) developed a training course on the interpretation of SAR images for application monitoring systems as a strategy to drive the research process and to update the knowledge database of active sensors. The course will take place between 10 and 13 June 2014.
The Master's programme in Remote Sensing of the Catholic University of Manizales of Colombia and UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, will organize their first international seminar on remote sensing from 8 to 10 May 2014 on the premises of the Catholic University of Manizales.
The Colombian Geological Survey (previously INGEOMINAS) is attached to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is part of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI ). It performs basic and applied scientific research on the potential of subsoil resources, tracks and monitors of geological events, manages subsoil information and ensures the safe management of nuclear and radioactive materials in the country.
The CCE is the gateway, through which, Colombia can achieve strengthening of knowledge of the Earth and Outer Space by mean of processes of coordination, agreement, institutional and social participation, including modern technologies and the information provided by missions on Communications,
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response. The practices deal with a variety of topics such as droughts, floods, agricultural monitoring or land degradation and include detailed information on the data and methodologies used as well as step-by-step instructions.
Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster