UN-SPIDER Updates October 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the October 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

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

  • 20/10/2019

    The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Working Group on Data and the International Science Council’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) have released a report on the next generation of disaster management systems. As disasters and the number affected by them increase due to climate change,… Read more

  • 14/10/2019

    Release earlier this year at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Africa Earthquake Model paints a complete picture of earthquake risk to the continent in terms of damage to buildings and direct human and economic losses. The model lays out the African portion of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation global maps released in December 2018. 

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  • 02/10/2019

    On 19 September, Bing announced that the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda are the first African countries to have an open buildings dataset. As a result of a joint venture between Bing Maps, Microsoft Philanthropies and Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps (HOTOSM), 18 million building footprints have been established, of which 7 million in Uganda and 11 million in the United Republic… Read more

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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