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UN-SPIDER Newsletter January 2009

Issue Date: 
Fri, 30/01/2009


1st Regional Conference on Geoinformatics: Disaster Management and Early Warning Systems, Kuwait

<p>19 December 2008 - The Gulf region faces a specific combination of hazards including climate change, drought, sand storms, air pollution, oil spills and landslide-caused tsunami. Government authorities and research institutions in the region are increasingly aware of the need to dispose of appropriate geo-spatial and space-based technology to successfully meet this challenge.