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International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space Technology

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Venue: 
Beihang Training centre, Beihang University
Venue Country: 
China P. Rep.
Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The training is organised for the benefit of the countries supported by UN-SPIDER through its technical advisory support services.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

The UN-SPIDER Beijing Office and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China are jointly organising the “International training course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space-bas

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UN-SPIDER Updates August 2014

Issue Date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014

IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI

Time series of NDVI average 2001-2004 of clean pasture areas

Continuing progress in studies and advancing in the area of drought monitoring in agricultural areas, the Remote Sensing Group of the Center for Research and Development in Geographic Information o

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 13:53
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Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

Issue Date: 
Fri, 01/08/2014

NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:24
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IGAC: Studying Flooding and Droughts as baseline in Agroclimatic Risks

Structure model developed for Landsat TM
CAIN, Automatic classification of flood areas using normalized water index

CIAF, the “Research and Investigation Centre Remote Sensing Group and Geographic Applications” of

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:17
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GRACE satellite shows groundwater loss in US

Map of the groundwater deficit based on GRACE data

In a new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, several maps combining data from the satellites of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 18:00
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China - International Training Course

Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

As a follow up to Technical Advisory Missions (TAM) that the UN-SPIDER programme had conducted in Asian and African countries, this training course was organized.

Date: 
11/11/2012 - 16/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for drought monitoring in Africa and Asia
Target Group: 
20 officials from eight African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sudan) and officials from five countries from the Asia-Pacific region (Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Samoa and Viet Nam) took part in the training course.
Training Profile: 
The objective of the training course was to strengthen the capacity of national agencies in the use of space-based technologies for drought monitoring and assessment. The training included comprehensive hands-on sessions based on data sets (satellite images) prepared for Africa and Asia. The main topics were drought management and space technology; satellite data processing and spatial-temporal analysis; space technology applications for drought risk assessment; and space technology applications for drought monitoring and loss assessment.
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Kenya National Drought Management Authority

Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is mandated to provide leadership and coordination of Kenya’s effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to cl

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Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo
More than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe met

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert Me

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Thu, 05/06/2014 - 07:51