July 2008

                                                     UN-SPIDER July 2008 Updates

In this issue:


  • Caribbean Region taking advantage of space-based solutions
  • UN-SPIDER support to Wenchuan Earthquake relief efforts
  • Visual tools for BP's crisis managers
  • Financial institutions leverage satellite services for disaster recovery
  • Extended cyclone relief efforts aided from space
  • Brazil to harness space technology to monitor deforestation
  • Satellite Radio product launched to support Emergency Response Teams in British Columbia
  • Chinese earthquake analyzed by new COSMO-SkyMed radar satellites
  • Caribbean Region taking advantage of space-based solutions – 2nd Part
Conferences and Workshops
  • “Map Africa 2008” in Cape Town, South Africa, 25-26 August 2008
  • “First International Conference on Remote Sensing Techniques in Disaster Management and Emergency Response in the Mediterranean Region” in Zadar, Croatia, 22-24 September 2008
  • Segundo Curso International CRECTEALC – Campus Brasil – Nodo Ecuador: “La Geoinformación en el Manejo de Cuencas Hidrográficas: Movimientos Gravitacionales de
  • Ladera en regiones Andinas” in Quito, Ecuador, 27-31 Octubre 2008
  • "Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas - USEReST 2008” in Naples, Italy, 11-13 November 2008
  • “International Symposium Geotunis 2008 – 3rd Edition” in Tunis, Tunisia, 26-30 November 2008
 Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities
  • "United Nations Regional UN-SPIDER Workshop: Building Upon Regional Space-based
  • Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for the Pacific region", Fiji, 16 – 19 September 2008
  • Second United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: "Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap" in Bonn, Germany, 13-15 October 2008
  • "5th UN-wide Meeting on the Use of Space Technologies for Emergency Response and Humanitarian Assistance" in Bonn, Germany, 16 to 17 October 2008
 UN-SPIDER Regional Workshops/Activities Supported by UNOOSA
  • "I Escuela de Primavera Sobre Soluciones Espaciales para el Manejo de Desastres Naturales y Respuestas de Emergencias- Inundaciones” – Campus Brasil-CRECTEALC / Geodesastres-Sul-INPE / UN-SPIDER / GEOSS / CEOS WGEdu. Santa Maria, Brazil, 8-12 September 2008
  • “Iranian Space Agency/UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop: Building Upon Regional Spacebased
  • Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response” Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 6-8 October 2008
  • “L'Outi Spatial au Service de la Gestion des Catastrophes et des Situations d'Urgence en Afrique” – Rabat, Morocco, 10-12 November 2008


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