November 2009

Issue Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2009
November 2009

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

  • UN-SPIDER mission to Kenya raises awareness of UN-SPIDER Programme
  • UN-SPIDER chairs session on Disaster Management during AfricaGIS 2009, Uganda
  • UN-SPIDER partakes of UNRCC AP and the 23rd CEOS Plenary in Thailand
  • UN-SPIDER hosts GMES workshop to bridge United Nations offices with European geospatial communities
  • United Nations and Google explore partnership prospects during New York Workshop
  • UN-SPIDER hosts the 10th Forum on Disaster Reduction
  • UN-SPIDER gives keynote address during EARSeL Workshop
  • UN-SPIDER funds trainers of West Africa Sub-regional Training Workshop on Risk Assessment in Dakar, Senegal
  • SpaceAid in Action: UN-SPIDER offers ample support to Philippines and El Salvador
  • UN-SPIDER National Focal Points: Nominations received from more Member States
  • WorldView-2 First Images
  • DigitalGlobe & eMap launch Disaster-related collection of high-resolution imagery
     

Conferences and Workshops

  • Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2010, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 17-19 January 2010
  • The 16th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-16), Phuket, Thailand, 26-29 January 2010
  • "International Training Course on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Management Support with Emphasis on Geological Risk Management".
  • Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010: Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse - May 27-28, 2010, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa", in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 2010
  • Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference 2009, in Suva, Fiji, 1-4 December 2009
  • The Third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development ALC-2009, Algiers, Algeria 7-9 December 2009
  • The Fourth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, Montego Bay, Jamaica 7-11 December 2009
  • Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2010, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 17-19 January 2010
  • GI4DM 2010 Conference, 2-4 February 2010, Torino, Italy
  • Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010: Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse, May 27-28, 2010, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
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