UN-SPIDER Updates September 2018


News from the community


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a new programme to offer educational training in space technology to engineering and science graduates. The application period for the first round of the UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training (UNNATI) will close on 30 September... Read more

An image of Niamey from a drone. Image: Drone Africa Services.

The government of Niger, in partnership with the World Bank and a team of local volunteers, steps up the gathering of data on Niamey’s exposure to floods using drone and open source data to support... Read more

PSLV-C42 launching platform. Image: ISRO.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched two Earth observation... Read more

SINI launch ceremony.

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) of the Dominican Republic has launched a National Integrated... Read more

Screenshot of "The state of food security and nutrition in the world" by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

“The state of food security and nutrition in the world”, a 2018 global report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO... Read more

Screenshot of the Australian Monitoring System web portal

The Australian Flammability Monitoring System is a new vegetation condition and flammability online mapping tool that is expected to support fire and land managers in Australia.

The mapping tool uses satellite... Read more

Logo of the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” has been activated on 18 September after Typhoon Manghut hit the northern coast of Luzon in the Philippines with winds of up to 180mph. This has made Manghut one of the strongest storms in decades.

The high winds also... Read more


China launched a new satellite on 7 September which aims to assist in the forecasting and monitoring of marine disasters. 

The HY-1C satellite was put into orbit via a Long March-2C rocket which lifted... Read more

Data Source
Publishing organization(s): UCL University College
The Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) Website provides maps, forecasts and warnings of tropical storm activity worldwide. The data is based on a combination of data sources and available for viewing online in near-real time and as forecasts. The forecasts for 1988 to 2002 are made in Replicated Real-Time mode while the hindcasts for 1952 to 2002 or for 1950 to 2002 are made in Cross-Validation mode...
Hazard type(s): Severe Storm
Publishing organization(s): Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
The Geospatial Platform (GeoPlatform) aims to support the US Administration's–Open Government, Open Data and Digital Government strategies to enhance transparency, collaboration and participation. The GeoPlatform provides a suite of geospatial data, services, and applications for use by Federal agencies—and their State, local, Tribal, and regional partners to meet their mission needs. The...
Publishing organization(s): National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Hazard type(s): Severe Storm
Satellite(s) and sensor(s) used: GOES- 8-15 (IMAGER)
Publishing organization(s): World Resources Institute (WRI)
The Global Forest Watch Fires is a dynamic online forest monitoring and fire alert system that provides near real time information to enable people to better combat forest and land fires before they burn out of control.
Hazard type(s): Forest Fire
Satellite(s) and sensor(s) used: Sentinel-2A, Landsat 4
Publishing organization(s): United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Satellite based flood maps
Hazard type(s): Drought, Flood
Publishing organization(s): Joint Research Center, European Commission (JRC), UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Derived products from various satellites processed by agencies in the field of disaster mapping.
Hazard type(s): Earthquake, Flood, Forest Fire, Severe Storm, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

Up-coming events

Title Organized by City Countrysort descending Date
3rd International Training Course on Small Satellite Missions

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific

Dehradun 10/11/2014 to 21/11/2014
Community based disaster risk management

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

30/06/2014 to 09/08/2014
Workflows to Manage and Share Imagery in ArcGIS

ESRI - GIS and Mapping software

Presented by Colin Childs

Secong Global Land Project Open Science Meeting

Global Land Project

Berlin 19/03/2013 to 21/03/2013
11 th South East Asian Survey Congress
  • The Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia
  • RICS
  • asean FLAG
Kuala Lumpur 22/06/2011 to 25/06/2011
4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC

Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)

Davos 26/08/2012 to 30/08/2012
Symposium: 100 Years ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science 05/07/2010 to 07/07/2010
IAC 2007 - Hyderabad, India 24/09/2007
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Fifty-second session 03/06/2009
Second International Space Conference 2015

Aryavarta Space Organisation (ASO)

Uttar Pradesh 08/01/2015 to 09/01/2015

Issue Date: 

Monday, October 1, 2018
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