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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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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
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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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MEA: multi-product data exploitation system with global data coverage since 1978

The Multi-sensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) platform supports Earth Observation communities in loading, visualizing and analysing multi-dimensional

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Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:31
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UNOOSA Director visits Regional Support Office in I.R. Iran

Mazlan Othman, Director of UNOOSA

On 17 October 2013, UNOOSA's Director, Mazlan Othman, visited UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, hosted by the Iran Space Agency (ISA).

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:08
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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.

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:34
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USA: Landsat 8 captures impacts of drought in New Mexico

On July 24, 2013 the total water in storage constitutes only 3% of the reservoir

On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that

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Mon, 29/07/2013 - 09:11
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UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bonn
Basic Information
Date: 
09/04/2013 - 12/04/2013
Venue: 
Bonn World Conference Centre
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

UNCCD

Language of event: 
English

There is a widespread consensus that the pressing issues of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) are not yet properly included and addressed in today's political and private sector

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Desertification: UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference

From 9 to 13 April 2013, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is holding its 2nd Scientific Conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:16
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High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP)

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
11/03/2013 - 15/03/2013
Venue: 
International Conference Centre (CICG)
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

UNCCD and WMO

Co-organisers: 

UNIDO

Language of event: 
English

Drought is widely recognized as a slow creeping natural hazard that occurs as a consequence of the natural climatic variability.

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NASA satellites capture effects of US drought

A deep and persistent drought struck vast portions of the continental United States in 2012.

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Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:37