UN-SPIDER Updates November 2018

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Mocoa landslide in Colombia in 2017. Image: OCHA Colombia / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
29/11/2018

The Colombian National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, UNGRD) has recently published the “... Read more

Participants at the training. Image: AOGEOSS.
24/11/2018

The National University of Laos (NUOL) and Deqing Academy of Satellite Applications (DASA) conducted a joint Asia-Oceania GEOSS (AOGEOSS) training workshop on Earth observation data for urban, agriculture and... Read more

Metop for weather forecasting Image Credit: ESA
23/11/2018

Europe’s newest weather satellite was launched into orbit on 7 November and is set to bring more accurate forecasts than ever.

The rocket was carrying the 4083 kg MetOp-C towards its destination of... Read more

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vega-vv13-success/
22/11/2018

Morocco launched a new satellite on 20 November which aims to assist with a range of tasks including the... Read more

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite captured an image of Cyclone Felleng in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2013. Image: NASA/CC BY 2.0
07/11/2018

China and France launched a new joint Earth observation satellite on 29 October which aims to assist with a range of tasks including global marine monitoring, disaster management, and risk... Read more

Coseismic displacement field from InSAR and GPS data. Image: Remote Sens. 2018, 10(6), 899; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060899
05/11/2018

Spanish and Ecuadorian researchers have developed a new methodology to estimate faults and volcanoes that can be activated in a region after an earthquake. The approach consist in evaluating changes of static stress on the surrounding faults and volcanoes and producing maps of potentially activated faults and volcanoes.

The main goal of the study is to achieve an effective transfer of knowledge and scientific techniques to non-expert users who are responsible for the management of... Read more

UN-SPIDER at a glance

World Disasters Report 2018 launch at the United Nations Office in Vienna. Image: UNIS.
23/11/2018

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Austrian Red Cross presented the 2018 World Disasters Report at the United Nations in Vienna on 12 November. The report addresses the need to fill the gaps in humanitarian assistance coverage to avoid the exclusion of the most vulnerable people. Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in the launch.

The... Read more

12/11/2018

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and... Read more

Regional Support Offices involved: Germany Regional Support Office

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
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