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Combining maps, data, and local knowledge to improve humanitarian response

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Mon, 10/08/2020
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Published by the media outlet Devex as part of its Data for Development series, this article discusses the benefits of space-based information products for disaster management. At the same time, it underlines the relevance of combining satellite data with local knowledge. By integrating Earth observation with in situ data, practical applications for humanitarian action can be improved.

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Satellites serving sustainablity (in German)

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Tue, 29/09/2015
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The German article "satellites serving sustainabilty" was published on the webpage of the German Federal Government. It highlights how UN-SPIDER's knowledge management and technical advisory support help governments in developing countries to use satellite information for sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and emergency response.

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UN Outer Space Office provides open satellite resources for emergency response after Nepal earthquake

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Mon, 27/04/2015
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Press release issued by the United Nations Information Service in Vienna (UNIS) on 27 April 2015

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Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction - Space based and geospatial information to assess health of ecosystems

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Wed, 15/04/2015
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This article, written by UN-SPIDER's Beijing Office Head of Office Dr. Shirish Ravan, highlights the importance of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience. Space-based information, being a perfect tool for analysing the robustness of ecosystems, has a lot to contribute to the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework) and the Sustainable Development Goals currently being defined by the United Nations.

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Satellite Earth Observations in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction

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Wed, 25/02/2015
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Earth Observation (Crisis Response Journal)

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Mon, 01/09/2014
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Crisis Response Journal is an international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. UN-SPIDER contributed a guest article to the tenth anniversary edition of the journal. In the article, the authors describe the importance of space-based information for disaster risk reduction and potential of space technologies in this context.

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Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

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Fri, 01/08/2014
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UN-SPIDER and the Crowdsourcing Community (gis.Business)

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Fri, 16/05/2014
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The article written by UN-SPIDER was published in the German language in gis.Business (issue 03/2014) in March 2014. It summarizes the importance of crowdsourced data for emergency mapping and disaster risk mapping, including hazard maps and risk analysis.

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Crowdsource Mapping: Bridging Space and Disaster Response Communities (Imaging Notes)

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Wed, 01/08/2012
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The article in Imaging Notes (Volume 27, No 3, Summer 2012) explains how UN-SPIDER and Secure World Foundation have been conducting a variety of activities during the past two years to identify specific actions that could ensure closer cooperation among the crowdsource mapping, disaster/disaster-risk management and space technology communities. During such meetings, experts from the space as well as from the Volunteer and Technical Community (VTC) recommended the need to raise awareness within the disaster management community regarding the innovative services provided by VTC.

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Mitigating disasters with help from 'above' (Geospatial World)

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Tue, 01/04/2014
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A comprehensive article by UN-SPIDER in Geospatial World Magazine, April 2014, Volume 04, Issue 09. The article (page 59 ff) provides a general profile of UN-SPIDER and its role and activities as well as the importance of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

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