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UN-SPIDER Newsletter April 2009

 

UN-SPIDER Newsletter April 2009:

Second UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap”

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bonn
Basic Information
Date: 
13/10/2008

Second United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap” More information at: www.unspider.org

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Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop

We are pleased to announce the Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology – From Concepts to Application”, which is bein

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/05/2009 - 06:00

About us

UN-SPIDER was created through resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 in which the United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the "United Nations Platform for Space-based information for Dis

About UN-SPIDER

About UN-SPIDER:
In its resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 the United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the "United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN-SPIDER" as a new United Nations programme, with the following mission statement:  "Ensure that all countries and international and regional organizations have access to and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle".

UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations

20 January 2009 - During an official visit to the UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn, Germany, in December 2008, UNOOSA Director Mazlan Othman held a day of discussions with Bonn-based UN agencies and German organizations to review past collaboration and explore future opportunities.

1st Regional Conference on Geoinformatics: Disaster Management and Early Warning Systems, Kuwait

<p>19 December 2008 - The Gulf region faces a specific combination of hazards including climate change, drought, sand storms, air pollution, oil spills and landslide-caused tsunami. Government authorities and research institutions in the region are increasingly aware of the need to dispose of appropriate geo-spatial and space-based technology to successfully meet this challenge.

Technical Advisory Mission to Burkina Faso

11 December 2008 - In June 2008, the Government of Burkina Faso officially requested a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to assess the use of space-based information for disaster management and emergency response in Burkina Faso, and to identify potential areas where space-based information could play a greater role. A five-member team of international experts conducted the Technical Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso from 17 to 21 November 2008.