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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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39.904
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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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-1.2851
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36.8219

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

UN-SPIDER Updates May 2014

Issue Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2014

GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
West Lafayette
Basic Information
Date: 
04/08/2014 - 06/08/2014
Venue: 
Purdue University, Civil Engeneering Bldg
Venue Country: 
United States of America
Event Organisers: 

Purdue University

Language of event: 
English

This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide han

latitude: 
40.4259
longitude: 
-86.9081

Predicting droughts with data from ESA's SMOS satellite

satellite images help to predict drought and crop yield

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was orginally designed to deliver information on water cycles.

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Fri, 23/05/2014 - 12:23

United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Un

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:27
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36.7783
longitude: 
-119.418

Afghanistan: More support for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Charter activation for floods in Afghanistan, satellite images

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) made an appeal for greater support for disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 15:02
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33.1225
longitude: 
65.1722

UN-SPIDER Updates April 2014

Issue Date: 
Thu, 01/05/2014

Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past t

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04
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1.44175
longitude: 
15.2124