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Technical Advisory Mission Gabon

At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Gabon, UNOOSA successfully organized a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Libreville from 7 to 11 December 2015.

A team of five experts from UNOOSA, UNEP, GEO Secretariat, RECTAS and Germany, also supported locally by the representative of the ESA and CNES in Gabon, have met with staff of the Ministries of Interior, Public Security and Immigration, Infrastructure, Habitat and Planning, Health, Defence, Energy and Hydraulic Resources, the Gabonese Petroleum Products Enterprise as well as the... read more

Publishing Date: 11/01/2016
Gabon captured by ESA's Envisat radar sensor in 2005

At the invitation of the Government of Gabon, and in connection with the upcoming GEO-XI Plenary in Gabon, UNOOSA (through the UN-SPIDER Programme) is tentatively planning to conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Gabon from 4 to 7 November 2014.

UN-SPIDER is therefore seeking four to six qualified international experts from the space- and Disaster Management communities who would be interested to volunteer for participating in this Mission, if confirmed.

Priority will be given to experts with good relevant knowledge of the region and in particular of Gabon, and to those who will be participating at the GEO... read more

Publishing Date: 31/07/2014

Event

The aim of the workshop was to build capacity in processing and analyzing the SAR imagery in East Africa and Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. It was attended by 17 participants from Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Gabon.  Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is an active form of remote sensing that does not rely on the sun to acquire images. It has applications in different disciplines from disaster management, weather monitoring to maritime surveillance and others.  SAR experts from NASA, DLR and SAREDU Initiative provided specific lectures... read more

Disaster

During the last 3 months, Gabon is exposed to violent winds followed by flood. Last week on the night of 05 to 06 April new cases were recorded in Mouila, headquarter of the Ngounie council and in Libreville.

Source : Glide number

 

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Violent wind and tornado hit the Mouila locality in the Ngouni region of Gabon on 16 April, 2010. So far, the disaster has caused several damages: deterioration of about 280 houses, destruction of household basic property, and the obstruction of roads by uprooted trees.

Source: GlideNumber

Since April 2010, Gabon has been hit by the outbreak of the Chikungunya and Dengue epidemics. After laboratory analysis, 303 cases tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, 84 cases diagnosed with the Dengue virus, while 15 other cases of co-infections were discovered. No death has been reported yet.The Provinces affected by these epidemics are Lolo and Haut Ogooué, specifically the towns of Franceville, Lastourville and Koulamoutou. It is feared that Gabon could be affected by a general outbreak of the epidemics, especially as it is the peak of the farming season in that country.

Source: glidenumber

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