UN-SPIDER Updates January 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the January 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of our latest Recommended Practice, which explains how to map floods and assess related damage using Sentinel-1 data and Google Earth Engine. This step-by-step procedure provides a useful outline of floods, while overlaying the flood extent with land use and population information to instantly output statistics such as area of cropland and number of population within the damaged areas. It aims to be a simple and quick tool for users of any experience level to obtain an overview of a flood event.

The Recommended Practice can be accessed on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal: www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/recommended-practices/recommended-practice-google-earth-engine-flood-mapping

Below the updates, you'll also find an events calendar with upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the community.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

News from the community

Title Organized by City Country Date
Flood Knowledge Summit 2022

United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

Maastricht Netherlands 07/07/2022 to 07/08/2022
Webinar on "Bhuvan" Geo-Platform (ISRO)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)

07/12/2022 to 07/14/2022
Advanced Webinar: Satellite Remote Sensing for Measuring Urban Heat Islands and Constructing Heat Vulnerability Indices

NASA ARSET

08/02/2022 to 08/11/2022
Weather Forecasting using Numerical Weather Prediction Models

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)

Space Application Centre (SAC)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Ahmedabad India 09/05/2022 to 09/16/2022
Introduction to Machine Learning for Earth Observation - A practical approach

EUMETSAT

Darmstadt Germany 09/27/2022 to 09/29/2022