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
Intermediate Webinar: Earth Observations for Humanitarian Applications

NASA ARSET

06/06/2024 to 06/20/2024
3rd International Conference Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World

MYRIAD-EU

Risk KAN

University of Potsdam

Amsterdam Netherlands 06/12/2024 to 06/13/2024
43rd EARSeL Symposium

European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

Manchester United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 06/17/2024 to 06/20/2024
67th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Vienna Austria 06/19/2024 to 06/28/2024
Global Flood Partnership Annual Conference 2024

Global Flood Partnership (GFP)

Nairobi Kenya 07/24/2024 to 07/26/2024
30 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium

European Space Agency

French Space Agency (CNES)

Montpellier France 09/02/2024 to 09/07/2024
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2024

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

Würzburg Germany 09/30/2024 to 10/04/2024
2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (Indonesian: Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika, abbreviated BMKG)

Banda Aceh Indonesia 11/09/2024 to 11/14/2024
IASI Conference 2024

EUMETSAT

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Nancy France 12/02/2024 to 12/06/2024