CAPACITY BUILDING

Study: Capacity building on Earth observation important for SDGs

Space-based monitoring helps track changes on large scales (Image: NASA)

Based on the findings of a scientific review of the draft SDGs, the experts have presented in the International weekly journal of science, Nature, five main priorities they recommend the scientific community to follow. These are: Devise metrics, establish monitoring mechanisms, evaluate progress, enhance infrastructure and standardize and verify data.

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Mon, 27/04/2015 - 09:05

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WGCapD Distance Education Course

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06/05/2015 to 29/05/2015

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Mon, 30/03/2015

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CEOS Working Groups on Capacity Building and Data Democracy (WGCapD) and Disasters (WGDisasters

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UNOOSA participates in CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building

Group picture of the participants of the workshop on digital elevation models

A UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER expert participated in the 4th meeting of the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy (WGCapD) from 18 to 20 March 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. CEOS is the Commitee on Earth Observation Satellites. UNOOSA is an associate member of CEOS and an active participant in the Working Group.

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER strengthens cooperation with United Arab Emirates

UNOOSA director Simonetta di Pippo and UN-SPIDER coordinator Luc St-Pierre visited the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates

The Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Ms Simonetta Di Pippo, and UN-SPIDER Coordinator Luc St-Pierre, visited the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates on 12 and 13 January 2015 to increase cooperation on technical capacity building on the use of space technologies for

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ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications

Floods in China in 2013 captured by the Indian Radarsat satellite
Technical advisory service provided to the National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia in 2013

The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region of the world.

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United Nations/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology on the theme "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"

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The technical sessions to be included in the Symposium are as follows:

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20/10/2014 to 23/10/2014

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Thu, 10/07/2014

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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

Mexican Space Agency

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Africa: Joint statement on post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction

Africa is the first region in the world to agree on recommendations for DRR

Africa is the first region to agree on a set of recommendations for the new UN global agreement on reducing

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 14:00

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Geospatial World Forum 2014 - geoSMART Planet: Resources + Infrastructure & YOU

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Technological advancements are turning the world into an intelligent, instrumented and interconnected place. With these changes come amazing opportunities for society - for every business, institution and individual. Forward-thinking leaders in business, government and civil society around the world are capturing the potential of smarter systems to achieve economic growth, near-term efficiency, sustainable development and societal progress.

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05/05/2014 to 09/05/2014

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Fri, 01/11/2013

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Centre International de Conféremces Geneve (CICG)

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Geneva

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Geospatial media + communications

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Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Swiss Confederation, Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS Federal Office of Topography swisstopo UNOSAT UNITAR

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Sudan: UN-SPIDER training on space-based technologies for disaster risk management

Training the use of space technologies for disaster risk reduction.

A workshop and training course on space-based technologies for

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Sudan: Training/workshop on space technologies

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Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:44

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Institutional Strengthening Missions

With an Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) UN-SPIDER assists a Member State in increasing its capacity to benefit from

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