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UN-SPIDER participates in UN/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law

UNOOSA's Director Simonetta Di Pippo giving a key note speech at workshop

From 17 to 21 November 2014, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) jointly with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organizati

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Tue, 25/11/2014 - 09:02
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China - National Training Course

Back to back with the “United Nations International Conference on Space‐based Technologies for Disaster Management”, the UN-SPIDER Beijing office organized an interactive training sessi

Date: 
21/10/2013 - 22/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme on Space technology for Flood & Drought Risk Mapping and Assessment
Trainers: 
The training programme was led by experts of UN-SPIDER, Delta University (United States), the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Target Group: 
25 participants took part in the course: Mid-level managers and technical staff of agencies involved in disaster management and hazard mapping, disaster related education, infrastructure development, disaster forecasting and warning provider, disaster response, natural resource management. Participants came both from member countries of APSCO (Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) and country partners of UN‐SPIDER.
Training Profile: 
<p>The course focused on disaster risk assessment (especially flood and drought), relief needs assessment, situation analysis, early warning systems, and international standards related to disaster prevention and mitigation. The objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geospatial technologies for flood and drought management. It provided an insight on the use of satellite images and spatial information in flood and drought risk management by providing hands‐on training on using spatial data for risk mapping, flood modelling and rapid mapping (damage assessment). Thus, the training demonstrated the use of space based information in the entire cycle of flood management. The participants benefited from the experience sharing by experts from the centres of excellence, demonstration of the best practices in various countries and practical sessions on the software tools. The full programme is available <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Concept_Note_Capacity_Building_Programme_Beijing.pdf"> here</a>.</p>
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Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO)

APSCO is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to promote and strengthen the development of collaborative space programs among its Member States by establishing the basis for cooperation in

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UN-SPIDER and APSCO: Further cooperation in 2014

UN-SPIDER Beijing Head of Office Shirish Ravan and APSCO Secretary-General

UN-SPIDER visited the office of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing, China on 13 March 2014 to discuss further joint activities in 2014.

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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:13
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UN-SPIDER RSO in Iran hosts APSCO Meeting

On 17-18 July 2012, the Iranian Space Agency - UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran -  hosted in Tehran the 6th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization Council

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Thu, 09/08/2012 - 09:39
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November 2011 Updates

Issue Date: 
Wed, 21/12/2011

 

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  • UN-SPIDER Conference in Beijing

September 2011

Issue Date: 
Fri, 07/10/2011
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Technical Advisory Mission to Bangladesh

In March 2011 the Government of Bangladesh, through the Disaster Manageme

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Fri, 01/07/2011 - 11:42
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!CANCELLED! Expert Group Meeting to Kick-off the Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Disaster Monitoring and Early Warning, Particularly Drought

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bejing
Basic Information
Date: 
15/03/2011 - 17/03/2011
Language of event: 
English

! CANCELLED !

 

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UN-SPIDER participated in the “Workshop on Space-technology Applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” in Beijing

From 3 to 7 May 2010 UN-SPIDER staff participated in the “Workshop on Space-technology Applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” jointly hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, P.R.C.

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Mon, 10/05/2010 - 12:08