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National Focal Points

UN-SPIDER National Focal Points (NFP) are national institutions, nominated by the government of their respective countries, to represent the disaster management and space applications communities. UN-SPIDER networks with all countries through these National Focal Points. The NFP section of the Knowledge Portal provides a list of all UN-SPIDER NFPs, along with a description, which covers the name of the institution and/or the contact person, as well as their contact details, and the website of the institution to which they belong.

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Better disaster response through improvement of communication technologies

One of the major preventable causes for loss of lives during disasters is the failure of telecommunications infrastructure. Satellite communication networks are unaffected by natural disasters, but Broadband global area network (BGAN) satellite phones are too expensive for wide-scale deployment.

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Publishing Date: 

Thu, 02/08/2012 - 14:44
Thu, 08/02/2012

United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management "Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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latitude: 

40

longitude: 

116

Date: 

22/11/2011 to 25/11/2011

Venue City: 

Beijing

Venue: 

Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Language of event: 

1

The UN-SPIDER Network and its activities

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Session number four included presentations from UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices and other supporting institutions, demonstrating the dynamically growing international network of the UN-SPIDER programme. The corresponding chapter portrays the work of a selection of UN-SPIDER partners and of the Programme itself.

UN-SPIDER: Supporting Disaster Management from Space (Earthzine)

Issue Date: 

Wed, 09/03/2011
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UN-SPIDER: Supporting Disaster Management from Space

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The 7th EUREGEO Congress on European Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems

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The importance of geosciences has increased steadily and rapidly over recent decades, with problems arising at local, regional, national, and international levels. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides threaten lives and infrastructure, the earth's population is growing rapidly, we have to deal with challenges regarding raw materials, clean water is not available everywhere, soil protection is a key issue, ecosystems are at risk, and we are facing the consequences of a changing climate.

latitude: 

44

longitude: 

11

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Date: 

12/06/2011 to 15/06/2011

Venue City: 

Bologna

Language of event: 

1

One-pager Network

Issue Date: 

Wed, 26/01/2011
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