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Second UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap”

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United Nations International UN-SPIDER Workshop - Bonn, Germany

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"United Nations International UN-SPIDER Workshop: Space-based Information and Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response" For more information visit:

Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop

We are pleased to announce the Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology – From Concepts to Application”, which is bein

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Tue, 26/05/2009 - 06:00

Back-to-Back Meeting

Another very important UN inter-agency meeting being organised back-toback
with this Third International Bonn Workshop is the "UN Geographic
Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 10th (Anniversary)
, between 19 and 21 October 2009. For further information on
the UNGIWG Plenary please contact Mr. Lorant Czaran


Further Information

If you wish to receive further information, including the Second
Announcement (with the Application Form) please send an e-mail to:

Mr. Jörg Szarzynski
Senior Expert
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228 - 815 0677 - Fax.: +49 (0)228 - 815 0399


Participation requirements

Participants should hold managerial or professional positions at
governmental agencies, international, national and regional institutions,
NGOs or private industry with programmes or activities relating to
providing support to disaster management and emergency response
activities, early warning systems, risk and vulnerability assessment, or
development of space technology capabilities and/or solutions. Applicants
who demonstrate that the topics of this event are central to his/her
professional activities/responsibilities will be considered on a priority

Target audience

The workshop will provide an opportunity for cutting-edge presentations,
brainstorming and in-depth discussions. It will bring together a total of
80-100 decision-makers and senior experts from the following groups.

  • National and regional institutions responsible for providing risk and
    disaster management support, for the implementation and
    maintenance of early warning systems, as well as for risk and
    vulnerability assessment;
  • National and regional institutions responsible for adaptation
    strategies to climate change and Emergency and Disaster Medicine

Workshop Topics

Topics of the third workshop will include

  • Relevant space-based solutions and information for risk and disaster
    management support and emergency response including on-going
    and planned initiatives, case studies and best practices, available
    geospatial data for disaster studies and capacity building
  • Presentation and common discussion on the beta-version of the UNSPIDER
    Knowledge Portal (communication and information
  • Presentations and discussion on the contribution of space-based

Introduction / Background

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its
UN-SPIDER Programme (United Nations Platform for Space-based
Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are organising the
above mentioned workshop to promote the access and use of space-based
technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency
response within relevant communities.

In its resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 the United Nations General

UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations

20 January 2009 - During an official visit to the UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn, Germany, in December 2008, UNOOSA Director Mazlan Othman held a day of discussions with Bonn-based UN agencies and German organizations to review past collaboration and explore future opportunities.