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Satellite technology to help fight Deforestation

Satellite image of deforestation in Brazil

The World Resources Institute, with Google and 40 other global partners, launched a website last week that helps monitor forests,

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Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:42

CEOS publishes GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment

The Earth caught by NASA's satellites Terra and Aqua

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) recently published the

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 14:00

Cameroon - National Training course

In 2011 UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission in order to assess the potential of space-based information in responding to these hazards.

Date: 
05/05/2012 - 09/05/2012
Title of Training: 
Remote Sensing for Disaster Management
Trainers: 
Experts from Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Target Group: 
Some 25 participants from DPC/MINETAD and representatives various other ministries and universities attended the training. In addition, 7 participants from other Central Africa states (Burundi, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon) participated.
Training Profile: 
The training was conducted in French language using software donated by Esri (ArcGIS 10 French) and the ILWIS Academic version. The group had access to recent very high resolution Quickbird sample images over hotspots in Cameroon, courtesy of Digital Globe, Inc. The training covered basic elements of remote sensing, GIS basics and simple data extraction and geo-referencing techniques, accompanied by various presentations and visual material on use of remote sensing for disaster management.
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7.36972
longitude: 
12.3547

GEO-UA Conference 2012: “Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security”

The 3rd Ukrainian Conference GEO-UA will be held in Evpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) on September 3-7, 2012.

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Fri, 31/08/2012 - 11:32
latitude: 
45.1904
longitude: 
33.3669

Jamaican National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

The NSDI is entity responsible for the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatial data thro

UN-SPIDER on Technical Advisory Mission in Cape Verde

From 29 July to 2 August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission to Cape Verde supported by the generous contributions of the Government of Austria.

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:37
latitude: 
15.1217
longitude: 
-23.6051

African Risk Capacity: a new project for disaster management

The African Union recently established the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Secretariat, a specialized agency whose main goals are to reduce disaster risk to droughts, floods, earthquakes and cyclones;

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Tue, 07/08/2012 - 11:11

National Workshop on the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction and emergency response in the Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic and UN-SPIDER organized an inter-institutional workshop on 8-10 November 2011 in the facilities of the Commission to elaborate the operat

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Wed, 21/12/2011 - 15:56
latitude: 
18.5
longitude: 
-69.9833

UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting in Central Asia

As a side-event to GISCA’09 UN-SPIDER co-organised the “UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting – Managing Disasters Using Space-based Information in Central Asia” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan o

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Tue, 15/09/2009 - 22:00
latitude: 
42.8747
longitude: 
74.6122