April 2009

Issue Date: 
Thu, 30/04/2009
April 2009

                                                               UN-SPIDER April 2009 Updates
In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

  • UN-SPIDER prepares Technical Advisory Support Mission to Togo
  • UN-SPIDER active in regional DRR meetings
  • Italy earthquake analyzed with satellite imagery
  • Launch of EXPRESSMaps, an online service to deliver satellite imagery maps in 6 hours
  • FAO donates African spatial data to OpenStreetMap
  • Africa–India medical and educational satellite links to expand
  • NASA experiment stirs up hope for forecasting deadliest cyclones
  • Satellites show arctic literally on thin ice
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on disasters and geoinformation technology

Conferences and Workshops

  • “3rd Regional Training Course GIS for Disaster Risk Management – An Introductory Course” organized by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-22 May 2009
  • 3rd Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA’09, “GIScience for Environmental and Emergency Management in Central Asia”, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 27-28 August 2009
  • AfricaGIS 2009: “Geo-spatial Information and Sustainable Development in Africa” in Kampala, Uganda, 26-30 October 2009
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: “3rd International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) African Regional Conference” in Abuja, Nigeria, 24-26 November 2009
  • Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities:
  • United Nations International UN-SPIDER Workshop: "Promoting the Use of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response", in Vienna, Austria, 2-4 June 2009
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Promoting the Use of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response in Latin America", Quito, Ecuador (15-18 September 2009)
  • Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: "From Concepts to Application", in Bonn, Germany, 21-23 October 2009
  • "6th UN-wide Meeting on the Use of Space Technologies for Emergency Response and Humanitarian Assistance", in New York, USA (October 2009)
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (24- 27 November 2009)

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Capacitación en Teledetección Aplicada a la Reducción del Riesgo por Inundaciones, Córdoba, Argentina (Organized by CONAE and OAS), 4-8 maio de 2009
  • 3rd Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA'09, "GIScience for Environmental and Emergency Management in Central Asia" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 27-28 August 2009
  • II Escuela de Primavera sobre Soluciones Espaciales para el Manejo de Desastres Naturales y Respuestas de Emergencias (UN-SPIDER/GEOSS Spring School), Argentina (Organized by UN-SPIDER/GEOSS/CONAE/CRECTEALC (October 2009)
  • AfricaGIS 2009: “Geo-spatial Information and Sustainable Development in Africa” in Kampala, Uganda, 26-30 October 2009                                       
     
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