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China: UN-SPIDER Capacity Building for Flood and Drought Mapping

26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.
26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.

From 27-31 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. 26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam participated in the training.

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UN-SPIDER organizes interactive training session for NDRCC

The training course strengthened the capacity of NDRCC

From 21 to 22 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing office will organize an interactive training session in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the National

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China: Interactive training for disaster risk reduction

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China: Fengyun Weather Satellite successfully launched

Northern China seen from Space.

In late September, China's Long March 4C launch vehicle has launched the Fengyun 3C meteorological satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

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Tue, 08/10/2013 - 15:10

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China: International Charter activated for severe floods

Flooding in these areas is likely to continue

On 16 August 2013, the China Meteorological Administration requested to activate the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, after rain-triggered flooding had destroyed many roads and power facilities, affecting more than 2 million people in the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin as well as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 10:42

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Bolivian communications satellite to be launched in December

The total cost for the project will be of USD 300 million

The director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana, has confirmed that the Chinese-funded communications satellite Tupac Katari will be launched into space on 20 December 2013. Satellite Tupac Katari will reduce the cost of telecommunications not only in Bolivia but additionally in other Latin American countries that will have access to it. Mr.

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Wed, 14/08/2013 - 09:56

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United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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23/10/2013 to 25/10/2013

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Sat, 10/08/2013

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Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, CHINA

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Beijing

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United Nations for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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ICIMOD
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At a glance: 

ICIMOD has been inducted as the 14th Regional Support Office (RSO) for UN-SPIDER. An Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the sidelines of the 4th RSO Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 11 and 12 February 2013. The UN-SPIDER RSO will be housed in ICIMOD’s Geospatial Solutions Theme (formerly MENRIS), which promotes the use of spaced-based information and GIS for sustainable development to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

Available expertise: 

ICIMOD employs nearly 170 staff. Within the main thematic disciplines – Livelihoods, Geospatial Solutions, Ecosystem Services, and Water and Air – are housed specialists with range of mountain-relevant expertise including economists, sociologists, anthropologists, statisticians, high value product specialists, gender specialists, governance specialists, climate change specialists, disaster risk reduction specialists, hydrologists, glaciologists, water resources specialists, watershed management specialists, atmospheric scientists, rangeland specialists, ecologists, biodiversity specialists, natural resource management specialists, forestry specialists, GIS and RS specialists, highly specialized software developers, knowledge management and communication specialists, and monitoring and evaluation specialists.

Available databases and space-based information: 

The Geospatial Solutions Theme is a repository for geospatial databases relevant to a wide range of applications including disasters and served through the GeoNetwork. The database includes satellite images, maps, and feature datasets – a total of 4,852 to date.

About the host institution: 

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Mountains are important global ecosystems facing especially rapid socioeconomic and environmental changes, particularly the impacts of climate change. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet the associated challenges emerging in the HKH region. To do this we bring together top researchers from the region and around the globe to generate and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the physical and social sciences, including traditional knowledge, for evidence-based decision making; and we provide a neutral meeting point for transboundary research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working to deliver impacts in five Regional Programmes across four Thematic Areas – Water and Air; Ecosystem Management; Livelihoods; and Geospatial Solutions – and supported by integrated knowledge management, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future.

<p>Mr Deo Raj Gurung <br /> Remote Sensing Specialist<br /> Geospatial Solutions Theme International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) <br /> Email: drgurung@icimod.org <br /> Phone: +977-1-5003222 Ext 122 <br /> Mobile: +977-9803681002 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277</p> <p>International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development <br /> GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal<br /> Tel +977-1-5003222 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277 <br /> Web: <a href="http://www.icimod.org/" target="_blank">http://www.icimod.org/</a>

CongoSat1: Chinese company will launch DR Congo's first satellite

China Great Wall Industry Corp will launch the Democratic Republic of the Congo's first satellite, which will also be developed by China, before the end of 2015, according to a contract signed on 17 November 2012. The Chinese company is the country's only authorized provider of commercial satellite launch services for international clients.

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Wed, 28/11/2012 - 08:19

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Wed, 11/28/2012

Earth Observation: China launches Huanjing-1C

China conducted its 16th orbital launch of the year by orbiting the third satellite on its Environmental Protection &

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Mon, 19/11/2012 - 09:26
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UN-SPIDER Updates October 2012

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Fri, 02/11/2012
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