From 07-10 October 20015 the United Nations Platform for
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From 07-10 October 20015 the United Nations Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) in collaboration with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), SharedGeo, the Secure World Foundation and Delta State University (DSU) sponsored an international workshop in Jackson (USA) on the use of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing in emergency management and response practices established at Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
Workshop on the Applications of Geospatial Technologies to Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response
The head of the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, Shirish Ravan, visited the UN Affiliated Centre for Space Science Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), in Dehradun, India, on 25 August 2015; to interact with 24 international students attending Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS. During the ceremony, the participants briefed about their background and how they would be using knowledge gained from this training course in their respective office in their home country.
Delta State University Campus in Cleveland, Mississippi
United States of America
Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Secure World Foundation (SWF), GITA, United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
This five (5) days training course explores how new information-, communication- and mapping technologies can be practically used to respond to disasters, augment situational awareness, improve relief coordination and much more. This course looks at a variety of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyzes some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and verification that these new technologies can present.
ESRI has developed two interactive maps for wildfire monitoring in the Western coast of the United States, which can be shared and embedded into the end users' websites: the Wildfire Public Information Map and the 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO), has developed a programme in order to prevent and manage forest fires through the SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, and in conjunction with the South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE).