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Myanmar - National Training Course

As a follow-up to a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar in March 2013, UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly organized the national training

Date: 
26/11/2012 - 30/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and ICIMOD as well as invited experts from Wuhan University, China and the Myanmar Information Management Unit.
Target Group: 
Twenty participants from various line ministries and departments involved in supporting disaster risk management and emergency response in Myanmar attended the training course. Key officials from the following departments/agencies were among the participants: Relief and Rehabilitation Department (RRD), Department of Water Research and Improvement of River Systems (DWRIRS), Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), Fire Services Department (FSD), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Natural Resources Utilization Department (NUD), Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department (ID), Forest Department (FD), Rural Development Department (RDD) and the General Administration Department (GAD).
Training Profile: 
The participants were introduced to the concepts of hazard and vulnerability, Earth observation satellites for disaster management, geographic information system, visualization of GIS data and satellite images, Hyogo Framework of Action, methodologies for near real time mapping for emergency response, crowd sourcing, Sentinel Asia System, International Charter and other topics. The hands-on exercises were conducted on Quantum GIS, an open source GIS and Image Processing Software.
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96.1004

Satellites trace sea level change

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Tue, 25/09/2012 - 15:25

Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has stopped acquiring images from the 27-year-old Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite due to a rapidly degrading electronic component.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 11:00
latitude: 
38.9466
longitude: 
-77.3666

ESA’s TIGER II to support 20 water projects in Africa

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 24/03/2010 - 10:37
latitude: 
48.8481
longitude: 
2.30454

Astrium Inks Two-Satellite Deal with Kazakhstan

PARIS — Space hardware and services supplier Astrium, furthering its partnership with the government of Kazakhstan, will build and launch two Earth observation satellites, and provide a satel

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 13/10/2009 - 18:20
latitude: 
51.1799
longitude: 
71.4467