UN-SPIDER Updates October 2018

News

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Panel at UN-SPIDER/CONCYT seminar.
31/10/2018

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) and the National Council for Science and Technology of Guatemala (... Read more

Image: USGIF, 2018
31/10/2018

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has recently released a new report on “Building Resilient Communities Through Geospatial Intelligence”. The report highlights the importance of raising awareness about the value of space-based information for early warning systems and risk and... Read more

Participants at the 8th UN-SPIDER conference in Beijing.
24/10/2018

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through the United Nations Platform for Spaced-Based Information for... Read more

Participants at the UN-SPIDER Institutional Strengthening Mission in Ghana, October 2018.
15/10/2018

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and... Read more

Distribution of Disaster Relief in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 2016. Image: UN Photo/Logan Abassi.
13/10/2018

Disasters cause tremendous loss of lives and assets around the world. Over the last twenty years, more than 1.35 million people have died, while over 4 billion have been displaced, left homeless, injured or in need of... Read more

News from the community

Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director General, FCSA, UAE, presents a silver falcon to Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE, as the host of the next World Data Forum. Image: IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
31/10/2018

A declaration adopted by a wide range of stakeholders at the second United Nations World Data, calls for an increase in financing for better data and statistics for sustainable development. The Dubai Declaration aims to establish a funding mechanism under the mandate of the United Nations Statistics... Read more

An image of a dust storm over the Arabian Peninsula captured by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite in July 2018. Image: NASA Earth Observatory
29/10/2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a new satellite on 29 October which aims to assist with a range of tasks including aiding relief efforts after disasters.

KhalifaSat, a remote sensing... Read more

Global TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model. Image: DLR.
09/10/2018

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has released a 90-metre resolution global elevation... Read more

Image of snow across northern Mongolia in January 2017 captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite. Image: Nasa Earth Observatory
02/10/2018

A drought/dzud monitoring system known as “DroughtWatch-Mongolia” has been officially handed over to Mongolia on 17 September by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Institute of... Read more

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (© 2018 European Union), [EMSR317] Palu - Indonesia, Grading Map.
01/10/2018

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” and the Copernicus Emergency Management Service Mapping have been activated on... Read more

Regional Support Offices involved: Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Regional Support Office, Indonesia Regional Support Office
Children outside a UNICEF-supported water point in a drought-affected region in Ethiopia. Image: UNICEF Ethiopia/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
01/10/2018

The United Nations, the World Bank, the International Committee of the Red Cross and prominent technology companies have jointly launched the new Famine Action Mechanism (FAM). The Mechanism uses a range of data including... Read more

News from our Regional Support Offices

Delta State University Logo
23/10/2018

Delta State University became the 23rd member of the network of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices (RSO) on 1 October. As an RSO, Delta State University will communicate and coordinate with UN-SPIDER on a regular basis, engage in outreach and capacity-building efforts, and contribute to the... Read more

SAOCOM 1A launching Credit: NASAspaceflight.com
09/10/2018

The Argentina National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) launched a new Earth observation... Read more

Regional Support Offices involved: Argentina Regional Support Office

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Issue Date: 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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