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Call for Experts: Gabon Technical Advisory Mission

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

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:29

Kenya - Technical Advisory Mission

Sat, 01/03/2014 - Sat, 08/03/2014
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Main Hazards: 
Forest Fire
Main Hazards: 
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
Kenya experiences a number of natural hazards, the most common being weather related, including floods, droughts, landslides, lightening/thunderstorms, wild fires, and strong winds. In the recent past these hazards have increased in number, frequency and complexity. UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of disaster and disaster risk management.
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) and National Space Secretariat (NSS)
Mission Team: 
<p>The mission team was comprised of nine international experts:<p> <p>Mr. Coen Bussink (UN-SPIDER, Vienna), Ms. Longfei Liu (UN-SPIDER, Beijing), Ms. Leslie Armstrong (U.S. Geological Survey), Mr.Ned Dwyer (Coastal and Marine Research Centre, University College Cork, Ireland), Mr. Gabriel Yesuf (Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys, Nigeria), Mr. Andries Jordaan (University of the Free State, South Africa), Mr. Franck Ranera (Airbus Defence and Space, France), Mr. Michael Hagenlocher (University of Salzburg’s Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Austria), Mr. Wu Wei (National Disaster reduction Centre of China, China).<p>
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission team met with 19 national and international institutions based in Kenya. These meetings provided insight in the role of each organisation in disaster management and in the use of space-based and geospatial information in the country. In addition, the team organized a one-day workshop on the premises of UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office RCMRD, which was attended by over 50 participants from the academia, ministries, emergency services and international organisations. </p> <p>The workshop included presentations by NDOC, NSS, RCMRD and by all experts of the TAM team. Group discussions were held inviting the participants to think about the current and potential use of space technologies in disaster management. The workshop was effective in generating awareness about possible applications of space-based technology and the potential for cooperation between different agencies.</p> <p>On the last day of the mission, the TAM team provided a briefing on the findings of the mission to the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of Kenya. </p> <p>The observations and recommendations will be compiled in the form of the report that will be presented to the Government and could be used for the drafting of the National Policy for Disaster Risk Management.</p>

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

Mission team of the Kenya Technical Advisory Mission

From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaster risk m

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Vietnam: Technical Advisory Mission accomplished

Mission team with His Excellency Vice Minister of Agriculture, Vietnam

At the request of the Government of Vietnam, through the Disaster Management Centre of Ministry of Agriculture, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Vietnam from 25 to 29 March 201

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Technical Advisory Missions

A Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) serves to explore a Member State's capacity to fully take advantage of space-based information.