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India - Regional Training Course

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The workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response was the second of its kind organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management in New Delhi from 28

Date: 
28/03/2011 - 30/03/2011
Title of Training: 
Workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and NIDM
Target Group: 
The workshop was attended by 25 participants from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Training Profile: 
It aimed at increasing awareness among staff of disaster management authorities with regard to the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, in cooperation with State and regional remote-sensing applications centres.

India - National Training Course

UN-SPIDER supported a training workshop on the topic “Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response” at the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi,

Date: 
02/04/2012 - 04/04/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response
Target Group: 
The training course brought together 25 key participants and resources persons.
Training Profile: 
The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote Sensing Applications Centres, National Remote Sensing Centres of Indian Space Research Organisation) to discuss latest systems, tools, technologies, products and best practices. The resources persons provided the latest trends in disaster risk reduction and space technology interventions. UN-SPIDER and NIDM have hosted such events since 2010. This was third such workshop in the series based on the recommendations of previous workshops.
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

Sri Lanka - International Training Course

As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka (17-21 October 2011), a four-day capacity-building training course was held.

Date: 
14/08/2012 - 17/08/2012
Title of Training: 
Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka
Trainers: 
10 experts from various organizations including United Nations agencies, regional organizations, national agencies and institutions led the technical sessions.
Target Group: 
25 participants involved in disaster management and hazard mapping in Sri Lanka participated representing the following agencies: Department Meteorology, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, National Building Research Organization Coast Conservation Department, Department of Irrigation, Disaster Management Centre, Department of Survey and Mapping, Department of Agriculture, Department of Census and Statistics and Universities.
Training Profile: 
The course was jointly organized by the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka (DMC) and UN-SPIDER, with support from Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, UNDP in Sri Lanka and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC). The broad objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geo-spatial technologies for hazard mapping, hazard monitoring and risk assessments. Besides discussing the current state of use of space-based information for disaster management in Sri Lanka, the experts conveyed knowledge on the LiDAR Digital Evaluation Model, National Spatial Data Infrastructure for flood hazard mapping as well as knowledge on coastal hazard mapping, coastal zone management and integrated shoreline management plans. In addition, NDRCC donated HJ-1 satellite images of entire Sri Lanka and license-free image processing software which can be used by DMC and other organizations in Sri Lanka for hazard mapping as well as for natural resource mapping. <a href="/sites/default/files/Sri%20Lanka%20Training%20Report.pdf">The complete training report is available here.</a>
latitude: 
6.98437
longitude: 
81.0717

23rd Regional Training Course on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Siem Reap
Basic Information
Date: 
28/07/2014 - 08/08/2014
Venue Country: 
Cambodia
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
CBDRR practitioners who want to develop their capacities and essential skills and knowledge on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction as well as interested persons who would like to know more about CBDRR
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

The course is open for participants from various sectors including, local government departments, NGOs, INGOs, UN, IFRC, national emergency response agencies and private sector. Participants from policy and senior management levels of government, UN, donor organizations and INGOs are welcome if they are interested to learn about how CBDRR is operationalized. As course participants come from a diverse range of countries and organizations, and the class size is limited to 30 persons, ADPC accepts nominations from Asia and the Pacific on a first come, first served basis, provided that the applicant meets the course requirements. A limited number of participants from other regions will also be accepted, on a case by case and "first come first served" basis.

Tuition Remarks: 

Package A with accommodation: US$3,175
Package B without accommodation: US$2,275

Additional Information: 

For more information please contact Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Training Services Department (TSD) 979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai Bangkok, 10400 Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92 Cell Phone: +66 87 697 7535 Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13 Skype ID: ADPC_Training Email: tsu@adpc.net

The CBDRR course provides an opportunity to practitioners to learn, upgrade and share essential skills and knowledge to systematically address disaster risk reduction challenges at the communi

latitude: 
13.6915
longitude: 
104.1

ESA International Summerschool on GNSS 2014

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Ostrava
Basic Information
Date: 
21/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
Venue: 
Campus of the Technical University
Venue Country: 
Czech Republic
Event Organisers: 

European Space Agency, European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Co-organisers: 

Stanford University, Institut Supérieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE), Toulouse

Graz University of Technology

University FAF Munich,

supported by Space Technologies and Satellite Systems Department, the Technical University of Ostrava, City of Ostrava.

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The following participants can register for the ESA Summer School: Graduate students (more than 3 years studies) PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (< 35 years) Young engineers and professionals from industry and agencies (< 35 years)
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

The programme is open to graduate students (with a first university degree), Ph.D. candidates, early-stage researchers and young professional willing to broaden their knowledge.

Tuition Remarks: 

From 750 to 1100 EUR.

The objective of this Summer School is to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview on satellite navigation, starting from the GNSS system, its signals, the processing of the observations

latitude: 
49.8209
longitude: 
18.2625

Mexico - Regional Training course

As a way to strengthen the knowledge and skills of professionals working in government agencies in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador on the use of radar imagery in case of floods, UN-SPIDER

Date: 
24/10/2011 - 28/10/2011
Title of Training: 
Use of radar Imagery in case of floods
Trainers: 
Experts from the Argentinean Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics and from CATHALAC
Target Group: 
12 participants from 10 government agencies from these four Mesoamerican countries representing civil protection agencies, ministries of Environment and Natural Resources; national commissions on forestry and water resources; geographic Institutes and national planning agencies
Training Profile: 
<p>The instructors focused on the characteristics of radar images, on the peculiarities concerning their acquisition by specific satellites with such capabilities (orbital trajectory of acquisition, type of band, polarization mode), and on the features displayed in the images emerging from specific characteristics of microwaves; scatterers on the ground including forests, crops, and pastures; and specific conditions of the ground including roughness and permanent or intermittent presence of water (water bodies, swamps, marshes and wetlands). The course was complemented with practical exercises on the use of specific software packages such as NEST, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS and MapReady to pre-process and then to process radar imagery to detect floods in various types of environments.</p> <p>In addition, instructors made special emphasis on the detection of water using a variety of post-processing algorithms including speckle filtering, change detection using several images, and multi-temporal analysis. As data from optical sensors can also be used for detection of floods, the processing of radar imagery was also complemented with techniques to process optical imagery, including the generation of indices and other methods for determining extents of inundated areas. Participants also focused on detection of changes using imagery for their respective countries. </p>
latitude: 
19.0413
longitude: 
-98.2062

Hazus-MH Overview and Installation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Basic Information
Event Organisers: 

ESRI

Co-organisers: 

N/A

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
New Hazus-MH users. Organizations or individuals involved with planning how to reduce the losses of life and property that can be caused by flood, earthquake, and hurricane wind hazards.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Additional Information: 

To complete course exercises, you need the following software:
ArcGIS Desktop (Only one product in this category is required.) ArcEditor 9.3.1 ArcInfo 9.3.1 ArcView 9.3.1ArcGIS Spatial Analyst 9.3.1 Hazus-MH MR5

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UN-SPIDER’s RSO in the Islamic Republic of Iran supports APSCO Training Course

The Iranian Space Agency, in its role as a UN-SPIDER’s RSO, represented the UN-SPIDER Programme in the "APSCO Training Course on Environment and Disaster Monitoring through Space T

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:36
latitude: 
23.7099
longitude: 
90.4071