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Preparatory Committee of the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 15/06/2014
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
14/07/2014 - 15/07/2014
Venue: 
Palais des Nations
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

UNISDR

Co-organisers: 

UN General Assembly

Language of event: 
English

This open-ended Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place on March 2015 in Japan, is established to review the organizat

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International Workshop: Risk Information Management, Risk Models and Applications

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 29/06/2014
Venue City: 
Berlin
Basic Information
Date: 
17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
Venue: 
Hotel Steglitz International
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

CODATA-Germany, the German National Committee for the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology

Co-organisers: 

in cooperation with German Cartographic Society Commission on "Risks, Disaster, Security UN ISDR Network on Information and Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Reduction (IKM4DRR) International Cartographic Association Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management/commissions/ International Cartographic Association Commission on GIS and Sustainable Development

Language of event: 
English

This international interdisciplinary CODATA workshop on Risk Information Management, Risk Models, and Applications will enable sharing of best practices as well as giving space for discussing metho

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52.52
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13.405

UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully conclude ASEAN workshop

UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office in Indonesia, LAPAN, jointly cond

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:23
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-7.79707
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110.371

Regional Consultation Workshop on MODIS Products and Services for Regional Environmental Applications and Automated Forest Cover Monitoring for Hot Spots using LANDSAT data

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Kathmandu
Basic Information
Date: 
10/04/2014 - 11/04/2014
Venue: 
ICIMOD Headquarters
Venue Country: 
Nepal
Event Organisers: 

ICIMOD

Language of event: 
English

The knowledge on natural resources accounting to support subsistenc

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27.7
longitude: 
85.3333

ASEAN workshop: Development of Mechanisms for Acquisition and Utilisation of space-based Information during Emergency Response

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Yogyakarta
Basic Information
Date: 
15/04/2014 - 16/04/2014
Venue: 
t.b.c.
Venue Country: 
Indonesia
Event Organisers: 

LAPAN, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

AHA Centre, Australian Aid and ESCAP

Language of event: 
English

This workshop aims at preparing standard operating procedure (SOP) for use of space based information during emergency response. The key objectives are as follows:

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-7.79722
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110.369

5th Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Berlin
Basic Information
Date: 
17/03/2014 - 18/03/2014
Venue: 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

- (EARSeL SIG LULC) European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories Special Interest Group on Land Use & Land Cover
- (NASA's LCLUC) NASA's Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Science Team

Language of event: 
English
"Frontiers in Earth Observation for Land System Science"

Workshop aims and scope

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52.5254
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Workshop on Governance Capacity and Natural Disasters: Enhancing Preparedness, Response and Rebuilding

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Honolulu
Basic Information
Date: 
26/08/2013 - 28/08/2013
Venue: 
John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center
Venue Country: 
Hawai
Event Organisers: 

East-West Center
University of Hawaii at M?noa
United Nations University

Language of event: 
English

This workshop brings theoretical and practical expertise to address how governance mechanisms can be enhanced to address natural disasters.

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21.3069
longitude: 
-157.858

Myanmar: Training the use of Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management

UN-SPIDER and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), prospective Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, are jointly organizing a national training course on Geo-informati

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 27/11/2012 - 11:53
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19.75
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96.1004

Open Source Hands-on GIS workshop for Disaster Management using QGIS and GRASS

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Mississauga
Basic Information
Date: 
08/10/2013
Venue: 
Dewey College
Venue Country: 
Canada
Event Organisers: 

Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) and Dewey College in Mississauga

Co-organisers: 

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the International Association of Geo-information & Communication Technology (AGeoICT)

Language of event: 
English

The Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) and Dewey College in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada jointly organize one day workshop during the

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Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 07/11/2011 - Fri, 11/11/2011
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
<p>One of the recommendations of a <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/tam-en/5841/dominican-republic-technical-advisory-mission">Technical Advisory Mission</a> in 2010 was for the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to establish an inter-institutional group that focuses on the processing of satellite imagery to generate space-based information for disaster-risk management and disaster response efforts. As a way to contribute to the implementation of this recommendation, UN-SPIDER carried out a follow-up mission from 7-11 November 2011.</p>
Host Institution: 
National Emergency Commission (CNE)
Mission Team: 
<p>Experts from UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC</p>
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission took place under the coordination of CNE, serving as Secretariat to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response, with the support of experts from CATHALAC and IGAC in their role as Regional Support Offices to UN-SPIDER. This mission included an inter-institutional workshop to elaborate the operational framework for the Geo-Spatial Information Team which will target efforts in the areas of risk management and disaster response. Additionally, meetings with representatives from government agencies, the United Nations, the European Union, and the International Cooperation Agency of Spain were arranged.</p> <p>The three-day workshop took place in the facilities of the Commission and gathered technical staff from the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Civil Defense, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, and Health; the National Institutes of Water Resources, Statistics, and Military Cartography; the National Meteorological Office, the Institutes of Geography and Seismology of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the Technological Institute of the Americas, and the Red Cross.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The workshop participants recommended to the National Emergency Commission the establishment of the Geo-Spatial Information Team (EIGEO) as a structure for all of these institutions to work together in a coordinated fashion. The team will focus on the generation of space-based information to be used by the Technical Committee of the CNE, the Emergency Operations Center (COE), and other ministries in their efforts to respond to a variety of events which can trigger disasters, and in areas related to prevention, mitigation, and early warning.</p> <p>In addition, participants recommended the establishment of a coordination group integrated by representatives from the EOC, the Military Cartographic Institute (ICM), Ministry of Environment and the National Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI) which could oversee all activities conducted by the team and could serve as a liaison with UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC, and other regional and international organizations. The participants concluded the workshop with an outline of short-, medium-, and long-term activities to be carried out by the team, some of which will set the bases for further work. This set of activities constitutes already a Plan of Work which will guide the work of the team in years to come.</p> <p>Using this opportunity, CATHALAC donated to government institutions participating in this workshop the most recent radar satellite image mosaic of the Dominican Republic, which was acquired by CATHALAC recently.</p> <p>Based on the recommendations emanating from the workshop, the Director of CNE outlined the tasks that the CNE will conduct as a way to institutionalize the team within the framework of the existing legislation (Decree 147-02) and will designate a member of the Commission to preside over the team. In a complementary fashion, it was agreed that UN-SPIDER would follow-up through two activities:</p> <ul> <li>A virtual training course on GIS offered by IGAC in November and December 2011;</li> <li>A training course on remote sensing applications to disaster-risk management and emergency response to be conducted in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012.</li> </ul>