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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2014

Issue Date: 
Tue, 01/04/2014

Apply now: United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction

This year’s Expert Meeting in Bonn will focus on droughts and floods.

UN-SPIDER is pleased to announce its United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, on 5

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:00
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50.7184
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7.12743

Indonesia: Aqua and Terra satellites locate nearly 530 fire hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images help detect fires in Indonesia

NASA’s satellites detected over 500 hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires across the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:10
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-0.589724
longitude: 
101.343

Mongolia: Space Technologies for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

Satellite image of deserts in Mongolia

Recognizing the socioeconomic and humanitarian effects of drought in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) initiated the Region

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:25
latitude: 
46.8625
longitude: 
103.847

Integrated drought management workshop for Turkey

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Ankara
Basic Information
Date: 
04/03/2014 - 06/03/2014
Venue Country: 
Turkey
Event Organisers: 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Language of event: 
English

Integrated Drought Management Workshop for Turkey [Ankara, AGM/CLPA/CLW]

latitude: 
39.9208
longitude: 
32.8541

Spirit Training for National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Nairobi
Basic Information
Date: 
24/02/2014 - 28/02/2014
Venue Country: 
Kenya
Event Organisers: 

National Drought Monitoring Authority (NDMA)

JRC

BOKU

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Target Audience: 
NDMA internal
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

Use of SPIRITS for drought monitoring and early warnin

SPIRITS (JRC)

Software type: 
Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Scope: 
Image processing
Accessibility: 
Install only
Requirements: 

SPIRITS requires a Java virtual machine (JVM) to run. End user licence agreement: http://spirits.jrc.ec.europa.eu/files/EULA_spirits.pdf

Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
ENVI
File types: 
hdr
File types: 
hdr
File types: 
img
File types: 
img
Screenshot: 
Hazard: 
Drought

United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Space-based Information for Flood and Drought Risk Reduction

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bonn
Basic Information
Date: 
05/06/2014 - 06/06/2014
Venue: 
UN Campus Bonn
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Secure World Foundation (SWF)

Language of event: 
English

Download the technical report (662 KB)

 

 

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Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
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48.2348
longitude: 
16.4169

US National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management ra

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40.8288
longitude: 
-96.6717