UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Bhutan from 2 to 6 June 2014. The TAM was conducted upon invitation of the Department of
UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Bhutan from 2 to 6 June 2014. The TAM was conducted upon invitation of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
British and Chinese satellite imaging and tracking technology will be deployed to Nigeria to help Nigerian authorities to support them in the search of the abducted Nigerian school girls.
"President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday requested and received a commitment from Britain to deploy its intelligence gathering resources in support of Nigeria’s security agencies currently engaged in the search and rescue operation," presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement.
The report for the UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting on the use of space-based information for Early Warning Systems is now available. Having taken place from 24 to 26 June 2013, the meeting had brought together fifty two space technology and disaster management experts representing national, regional and international organizations, internationally active private companies and included representatives of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Bonn Germany.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
There is an increasing trend in disasters both in frequency as well as in the damage caused in terms of human casualties, economic and ecological damage. With the use of Space Technology and GIS it is possible to assess impacts of natural phenomena like floods, drought, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and forest fires.