Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)

Heavy rains in Central America in November 2010

Panama: International Charter activated for flood

On 18 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods and landslides in the Republic of Panama at the request of the USGS on behalf of SINAPROC / Chiriqui...

UN-SPIDER successfully conducts TAM to El Salvador

El Salvador, like the other five Central American countries, is exposed to a variety of natural hazards. At the request of the General Directorate of Civil Protection of El Salvador, UN-SPIDER...
Participants of the course “Mapping and Application of GPS” offered by CATHALAC

Mapping and Application of GPS: CATHALAC trains professionals

On 23 February 2014, CATHALAC finished its training course “Mapping and Application of GPS” which offered professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean a deeper understanding of using Global...

CATHALAC’s participation as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and the Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as generating and sharing knowledge for the use of valuable space-based information in the decision making processes. CATHALAC implements the Regional Visualization and Monitoring System (SERVIR) in Mesoamerica in close cooperation with the environmental authorities of the region, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other members of the international scientific community.

  • Climate change modeling
  • Integrated water resource management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Geographic information systems
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • GIS & Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, August 13-17, 2012
  • Applications of Meteorological Radar Systems, September 24-28, 2012
  • Wastewater Treatment, October 22-26, 2012
  • Groundwater Modeling, November 12-16, 2012

Find a complete list at: www.cathalac.org/en/education/education-news/international-courses

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
111 Ciudad del Saber
P.O. Box
Panama City, Panama
Tel: +507-317-3200
Fax: +507-317-3299


Get in touch

Main Contact
Freddy Picado
Director General

Alternative Contact
Marcelo Oyuela
Geographic Information Systems Specialist/ UN-SPIDER focal point

Training activities