March 2010

Issue Date: 
Tue, 06/04/2010
March 2010

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

  • UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Haiti in March 2010
  • UN-SPIDER carries out Technical Advisory Mission to Chile
  • UN-SPIDER meets SEGEPLAN to discuss upcoming Technical Advisory Mission to Guatemala
  • UN Subcommittee requests study on the establishment of a SpaceAid fund
  • UN-SPIDER Africa Workshop postponed
  • Understanding Risk – Join the Dialogue

Community News

  • ESA seeks to speed up Emergency Response
  • ESA’s Tiger II to support 20 water projects in Africa
  • DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite elevation data verified to be accurate within 30 centimeters
  • Thales begins development of Sentinel 1B and 3B environmental satellites
  • New UN satellite standards to boost communications in emergencies
  • 'Jugnu' nano-satellite for vegetation monitoring developed

Conferences and Workshops

  • ISPRS/ESPI/IAA/IISL conference on current legal issues for satellite Earth Observation, 8-9 April 2010, Vienna, Austria
  • International Training Course on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Management Support with Emphasis on Geological Risk Management, 12 April – 07 May 2010, Dehradun, India
  • Training Course: Building web maps using the ArcGIS API for Javascript, 28-29 April, Nyon, Switzerland

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Events

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  --POSTPONED--

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Special Session of the SPIDER Thematic Partnership LAC Space-based Applications for Managing Risk
    Reduction and Emergency Response in Latin America and the Caribbean, Wednesday 14 April 2010, 18:00 -
    20:00, Santa Marta, Colombia during the II Hemispheric Encounter on National Mechanisms and Networks
    for Risk Reduction, 14-16 April 2010
  • II Escuela de Primavera sobre Soluciones Espaciales para el Manejo de Desastres Naturales y Respuestas de Emergencias - Sequia y Desertificación, 19-23 April 2010, Rosario, Argentina
  • Workshop on Space Technology Application in Disaster Reduction, 5-7 May 2010, Beijing, China
  • Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010 Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse, 27-28 May 2010, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Second Ukrainian conference Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security (GEO/GMES –Ukraine), 14-17 June 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine
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