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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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9th Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 15/09/2014
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
13/10/2014 - 16/10/2014
Venue: 
Beijing International Convention Center
Venue Country: 
China
Event Organisers: 

SPIE

Co-organisers: 

RADI, NASA, JAXA, NICT, ISRA

Language of event: 
English

Conferences will focus on state-of-the-art active and passive remote sensing technologies and applications to monitor the atmosphere, water, and land.

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Beihang University

Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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48.0863
longitude: 
11.2797

China - International Training Course

From 27 to 31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Date: 
27/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme for Flood and Drought Mapping
Trainers: 
The training course was supported from experts from the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and NDRCC.
Target Group: 
26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam attended the training.
Training Profile: 
During the training course, hands-on sessions were offered on flood risk assessment, global and regional flood risk monitoring, remote sensing based flood risk models and drought monitoring and risk assessment. The training course was organized back-to-back with the United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2013 in Beijing.
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National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

NDRCC is the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China.

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China and Russia to cooperate on navigation satellite systems

Artist's rendering of navigation satellites orbiting Earth.

On 30 June 2014, China and Russia have signed an agreement on the cooperation with regards to navigation satellite systems, as globalpost reported.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 17:13
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45.8023
longitude: 
126.536

UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance

UN-SPIDER's Shirish Ravan during his presentation

On 8 and 9 May 2014, UN-SPIDER participated in the International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance in Beijing.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:23
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39.9328
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116.439

Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" is now open.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:18
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39.8821
longitude: 
116.479

Russia and China Discuss Cooperation of GLONASS and BeiDou Navigation Systems

Joint GLONASS BeiDou Project

At a meeting in Vladivostok on 18 April 2014, Russian and Chinese officials met to discuss cooperation between the Russian GLONASS and the Chinese BeiDou navigation systems as part of a Russian-Chi

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 25/04/2014 - 10:27
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43.1667
longitude: 
131.933

United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 29/06/2014
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
15/09/2014 - 17/09/2014
Venue: 
Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel
Venue Country: 
China P. Rep.
Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

Language of event: 
English

Download the conference booklet (1.3 MB)

 

 

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