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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in

What are land cover maps used for?

Land cover information is important for many applications like flood modeling, observation of agricultural drought, climate change modeling, and monitorin

China - International Training Programme

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" in Beijing, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office offer

Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment Using Space Technology
Trainers: 
The training programme included theory lectures and hands-on exercises taught by experts from UN-SPIDER, NDRCC, and Beijing Normal University (BNU).
Target Group: 
The participants included experts from Member States with which UN-SPIDER has previously cooperated. A total of 22 participants from 17 countries from Asia and the Pacific as well as from Africa attended the training programme.
Training Profile: 
<p>The topics included: concepts of remote sensing for drought monitoring; an introduction to spatial data access and software; principles and methods of vegetation information extraction related to drought, principles and methods of water information extraction related to drought; drought monitoring based on multi-data sources; theory and application of Integrated Surface Drought Index (ISDI); principals and methods of space technology for drought risk assessment, and rapid mapping for drought monitoring and risk assessment.</p> <p>After the five-day training, the participants were fully conversant with the concept of disaster risk management and drought assessment, and able to understand multi-drought feature parameters and the extraction method, as well as the methodology of drought risk assessment using space technology. The interaction between the experts and participants also fostered networking and the exchange of knowledge and new research frontiers in drought risk assessment.</p>
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Data application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

Soil moisture is closely linked to two meteorological hazards: floods and droughts.

NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:23
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40.7489
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UN-SPIDER Training Course on Space Technologies for Drought Monitoring

Participants of the training programme in Beijing.

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Ris

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:08

Webinar: Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery

Basic Information
Date: 
24/09/2014
Event Organisers: 

DigitalGlobe, Proteus

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

This case study presentation by Richard Flemmings from Proteus will focus on the methodologies for vegetation analysis in the desert using satellite imagery that are being deployed and provide exam

Webinar: Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery

Basic Information
Date: 
24/09/2014
Event Organisers: 

DigitalGlobe, Proteus

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

This case study presentation by Richard Flemmings from Proteus will focus on the methodologies for vegetation analysis in the desert using satellite imagery that are being deployed and provide exam

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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