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ASAL provides training sessions in remote sensing and GIS to Sahara and Sahel countries

Satellite imagery of the northeastern coast of Algeria

From 24 November to 5 December 2014, the Algerian Space Agency ASAL offered two training sessions in remote sensing and GIS at the Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel (OSS) headquarters in Tuni

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 17/12/2014 - 15:29
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China - International Training Programme

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment" in Beijing, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office offer

Date: 
18/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment Using Space Technology
Trainers: 
The training programme included theory lectures and hands-on exercises taught by experts from UN-SPIDER, NDRCC, and Beijing Normal University (BNU).
Target Group: 
The participants included experts from Member States with which UN-SPIDER has previously cooperated. A total of 22 participants from 17 countries from Asia and the Pacific as well as from Africa attended the training programme.
Training Profile: 
<p>The topics included: concepts of remote sensing for drought monitoring; an introduction to spatial data access and software; principles and methods of vegetation information extraction related to drought, principles and methods of water information extraction related to drought; drought monitoring based on multi-data sources; theory and application of Integrated Surface Drought Index (ISDI); principals and methods of space technology for drought risk assessment, and rapid mapping for drought monitoring and risk assessment.</p> <p>After the five-day training, the participants were fully conversant with the concept of disaster risk management and drought assessment, and able to understand multi-drought feature parameters and the extraction method, as well as the methodology of drought risk assessment using space technology. The interaction between the experts and participants also fostered networking and the exchange of knowledge and new research frontiers in drought risk assessment.</p>
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10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
03/11/2014 - 14/11/2014
Venue: 
SM Tower, 24th Floor 979/69 Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai
Venue Country: 
Thailand
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of The University of Twente, the Netherlands (ITC) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Researches Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

GIS is a great tool to analyze and assess the disaster risk. It can help us to make decision and plan to deal with the severe disaster.

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UN-SPIDER Training Course on Space Technologies for Drought Monitoring

Participants of the training programme in Beijing.

Back to back with its United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Ris

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:08

GIS and remote sensing in disaster, risk and emergency management capacity building

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Nairobi
Basic Information
Date: 
08/09/2014 - 12/09/2014
Venue: 
e-Enhancement Centre Ltd
Venue Country: 
Kenya
Event Organisers: 

The Enhancement Center, Nairobi.

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
Individuals/ Organizations aspiring to implement G.I.S in their Disaster and Emergency management strategies. Information Managers/ Monitoring and Evaluation Professionals, Logisticians, Humanitarian affairs Managers and Officers/ Program Managers and Supervisors. Camp managers/ Water Sanitation and Health experts/ Coordinators. Disaster Risk Management Professionals
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Tuition: 
950.00 USD
Additional Information: 

For course outline and Course Registration Details, please contact; Steve Njenga The e-Enhancement Centre, Westlands Commercial Centre, Nairobi Kenya. Cell: +254 721 749 239, +254 752 546 676, +254 773 243 745. steve@e-enhancement.com www.e-enhancement.com. Skype: Stevie.njenga

The e-Enhancement Centre Ltd (www.e-enhancement.com) is a leading ICT-4-development consultancy in Africa with offices in Nairobi Kenya whose main agenda is promotion of ICT and Telecom standards t

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Geospatial and Mapping Science Degrees

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Glasgow
Basic Information
Date: 
01/09/2014 - 01/07/2015
Venue: 
University of Glasgow
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences of the University of Glasgow

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Academic Training Opportunity
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

Geospatial and Mapping Sciences from the University of Glasgow is an innovative, industry-sponsored programme.

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55.8721
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3rd International Training Course on Small Satellite Missions

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 31/08/2014
Venue City: 
Dehradun
Basic Information
Date: 
10/11/2014 - 21/11/2014
Venue: 
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Venue Country: 
India
Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific

Co-organisers: 

Indian Institue of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO Satellite Centre

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
Decision makers, senior space technologists, managers, researchers and professionals. Agencies and institutions involved in space-based technology.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
Certificate issued
Training Requirements: 

The language of the course is English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

Training Tuition: 
15,000.00 INR
Tuition Remarks: 

Accomodation for the participants will be arranged in hostel at IIRS, Dehradun. In addition the participants will have to pay 50 INR per day towards accomodation charges.

Additional Information: 

Course Coordinator (Small Satellite Missions), Indian Institue of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Department of Space, Government of India.

4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun 248001, India

+91-135-2524110 / +91-135-2744583

Fax: +91-135-2741987

Email: cssteap@iirs.gov.in

URL: http://www.iirs.gov.in

The training course aims to create awareness about small satellites, space technology and related opportunities by dissminating knowledge required for small satellite technology and infrastructure

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Deforestation and Forest Degradation Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Sale Geo-spatial Methods

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Kathmandu
Basic Information
Date: 
04/08/2014 - 08/08/2014
Venue: 
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Khumaltar, Patan 44700
Venue Country: 
Nepal
Event Organisers: 

ICIMOD

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The participants of the training course will be from ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of forest carbon stock estimation. The participants should have knowledge of remote sensing and GIS as well as forestry. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Additional Information: 

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Lalitpur G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: ( 977 ) 1 5003222 Fax: (977) 1 5003299, 5003277 Email: info@icimod.org

The overall objective of the course is to impart advanced Remote Sensing (RS) knowledge and techniques to monitor forest cover and associated biomass.

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Nepal - International Training Course

From 9 to 13 June 2014, UN-SPIDER conducted an international training programme on multi-level risk profiling jointly with its Regional Support Office ICIMOD.

Date: 
09/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Title of Training: 
International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling
Trainers: 
The experts providing the training course included specialists from UN-SPIDER, from ICIMOD, from National Disaster Reduction Centre of China NDRCC (China), and from the National Remote Sensing Centre NRDC (India).
Target Group: 
20 participants from disaster management agencies and stakeholder departments of ICIMOD Member States participated in the training programme. All but one ICIMOD Member state attended the programme: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Training Profile: 
<p>The training on ‘Regional Training on Multi-level Flood Risk Mapping’ was jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNSPIDER) of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Part of the support for this training course comes from “SERVIR-Himalaya”, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).</p> <p>The purpose of the training programme is to improve disaster risk management using space based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER. </p> <p>The training covered climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology, developing hazard and vulnerability indicators at national and sub-national level, flood inundation modelling using HEC-RAS methods, flood inundation mapping and monitoring using satellite images and landslide hazard mapping using satellite remote sensing. More than 50% time was devoted to the hands-on sessions on flood inundation model (held by an expert of ICIMOD), on flood mapping and monitoring (held by an expert of NDRCC) and on landslide hazard mapping (held by an expert of the National Remote Sensing Centre of India). UN-SPIDER delivered lectures on climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology and on the role of space technology in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and HFA2.</p> <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/2014_Nepal_Training_Report_Final.pdf">Download the training course report.</a>
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China - International Training Course

Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

As a follow up to Technical Advisory Missions (TAM) that the UN-SPIDER programme had conducted in Asian and African countries, this training course was organized.

Date: 
11/11/2012 - 16/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for drought monitoring in Africa and Asia
Target Group: 
20 officials from eight African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sudan) and officials from five countries from the Asia-Pacific region (Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Samoa and Viet Nam) took part in the training course.
Training Profile: 
The objective of the training course was to strengthen the capacity of national agencies in the use of space-based technologies for drought monitoring and assessment. The training included comprehensive hands-on sessions based on data sets (satellite images) prepared for Africa and Asia. The main topics were drought management and space technology; satellite data processing and spatial-temporal analysis; space technology applications for drought risk assessment; and space technology applications for drought monitoring and loss assessment.
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