May 2010

In this issue:


  • SpaceAid support to Guatemala, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Kenya
  • Focus on user requirements at CEOS/WGISS-29 Meeting in Bonn
  • UN-SPIDER supporting the establishment of a crop-monitoring project in Guatemala
  • Fostering the SPIDER Thematic Partnership for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • UN-SPIDER at the “Workshop on Space-Technology Applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” in Beijing
  • UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Maldives

Community News

  • NOAA updates its GPS system
  • NASA Awards Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager
  • Measuring the height of volcanic ash
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current
  • UN campaign to make cities more resistant to disasters

Conferences and Workshops

  • 20th World Conference on Disaster Management, 6-9 June 2010, Toronto, Canada
  • TIEMS 17th Annual Conference 2010, 8-12 June 2010, Beijing, China
  • Digital Earth Summit 2010, 12-14 June 2010, Nessebar, Bulgaria
  • Symposium: 100 Years ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science, 5-7 July 2010, Vienna, Austria
  • Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region, 4-6 October 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa, --NEW DATE: 6-9 July 2010--, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Fourth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development”, 12-14 October 2010, Bonn, Germany

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Second Ukrainian conference Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security (GEO/GMES – Ukraine), 14-17 June 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 8th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (AARSE), 25-29 October 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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