June 2009

Issue Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2009
June 2009

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

  • 1. Four UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices officially launched in signing ceremony
  • Launch of the “SPIDER Global Thematic Partnership@
  • UN-SPIDER International Workshop in Vienna
  • Special Event at the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Accessing space-based information to support Disaster Risk reduction
  • DMCii satellite imaging monitors Indonesian forests
  • New NOAA Satellite Reaches Orbit
  • ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model distribution started
  • New fact sheet describes asteroid threat to earth

Conferences and Workshops

  • 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] Joint International Workshop of ISPRS WG IV/1, WG VIII/1, and WG IV/3, on “Geospatial Data Cyber Infrastructure and Real-time Services with special emphasis on Disaster Management” in Hyderabad, India, 25-27 November 2009
  • Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference 2009, in Suva, Fiji, 1-4 December 2009

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop: "Space Applications for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response in Latin America", in Quito, Ecuador, 29 September - 2 October 2009
  • Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: "From Concepts to Application", in Bonn, Germany, 21-23 October 2009

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • 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, October 2009 (Organized by UN-SPIDER/GEOSS/CONAE/CRECTEALC)
  • AfricaGIS 2009: "Geo-spatial Information and Sustainable Development in Africa" in Kampala, Uganda, 26-30 October 2009
  • Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference 2009, in Suva, Fiji, 1-4 December 2009
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