December 2011 Updates


  • IGAC from Colombia becomes UN-SPIDER’s newest RSO
  • UN-SPIDER Support to the Samoa Simulation Exercise 3-4 December 2011
  • UN-SPIDER participation in APRSAF-18 on 6-9 December 2011
  • Open GIS/GEO data collection by UN-SPIDER
  • Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar
  • Report of the first session of the UN Committee of Experts on GGIM
  • Reassignment of responsibilities within UN-SPIDER
  • The UN-SPIDER RSO In Nigeria participates in the Post Charter Activation (Charter Call 370) Review Meeting

Community News

  • TURKSAT supports Somalia’s Emergency Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Geospatial initiative shows the way
  • ITU and Luxembourg to cooperate in telecommunications for disaster response
  • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data could speed up tsunami warnings
  • Night-Time Images Help Track Disease From The Sky
  • The International Charter is activated for Chile, Philippines and Ghana
  • Sentinel Asia is activated for Philippines and Indonesia

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

Upcoming UN-SPIDER events

  • UN-SPIDER support to the International Training Course on "Applications of Space Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction" at the Centre for Space Science Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nations, Dehradun, India 
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