Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. The CGIAR is a global partnership of research organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing ecosystem resilience through agricultural research. The Consortium for Spatial Information (...
  2. The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  3. CIMSS is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
  4. Copernicus is the European flagship programme for monitoring the Earth, using a combination of satellite and ground (in-situ) sensors. Next to the Space segment, encompassing the fleet of Sentinel satellites and a number of contributing missions,...
  5. The Copernicus Emergency Management Service is one of the six main services that the Copernicus Programme, the European Union’s Earth Observation programme, provides on a global scale. The service supports crisis managers, Civil Protection...
  6. The Global Land Component in the framework of GMES Initial Operations (GIO) is earmarked as a component of the Land service to operate “a multi-purpose service component” that will provide a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and...
  7. The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa, and was established in a science council Act of Parliament in South Africa, in 1945. Initially, the CSIR focused its efforts...
  8. The Dartmouth Flood Observatory's mission is: - to acquire and preserve for public use a digital map record of the Earth’s changing surface water, including changes related to floods, droughts, wetlands, shorelines, lakes, and reservoirs; -  Conduct...
  9. Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. Global hazard frequency, distribution, risk, and economic loss datasets from Natural Disaster Hotspots - A...
  10. The Data Exchange Platform for the Horn of Africa is an inter-agency initiative of the UN and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Horn of Africa. It was launched in 2002 to meet mission-critical data and services, and increase the...
  11. The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) is more commonly referred to as the German Meteorological Service. They were founded in 1952 as the National Meteorological Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, and are responsible for providing weather and...
  12. Digital Globe is a known commericial provider of  high resolution imagery. For more info: DigitalGlobe
  13. A centre in the university offering a masters program in disaster management. It also offers training in short courses and does consultancy on DRR issues. Its mission is to provide educational means for Disaster Management practitioners In a...
  14. DIVA-GIS is developed by Robert Hijmans. Previous versions were co-developed with Edwin Rojas, Mariana Cruz, Rachel O'Brien, and Israel Barrantes. The development has benefited greatly from intellectual and practical contributions by Luigi Guarino...
  15. The DMC is a unique earth observation (EO) satellite constellation that delivers high frequency imaging anywhere on the globe from a long established and growing collection of satellites.  The constellation is coordinated by DMCii to deliver high...

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