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Spaceborne Earth Observation Applications for Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (SPEAR)

Cyclone Idai west of Madagascar in March 2019. Image: ESA.

Disasters cause tremendous damage to societies around the world. They lead to loss of lives and property, displace people from their homes and destroy livelihoods, and disrupt sustainable development efforts worldwide. Developing countries are particularly susceptible to the impact of natural hazards as they are more vulnerable and exposed, and less resilient.

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AfricaGIS 2019

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AfricaGIS is the largest Geospatial, Science and Technology conference on the African Continent. The conference is held every two years and is organised by EIS-Africa, a pan African non-profit organisation. The AfricaGIS Conference and Exhibition series have become a flagship Geospatial Information marketplace in Africa. For the past 20 years, the series have contributed immensely to the development of skills and institutional capacity in geoinformation across the continent.

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18/11/2019 to 22/11/2019

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Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village

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Kigali

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  • Rwanda

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University of Rwanda

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UNECA, UNGGIM Africa, GMES in Africa, GEO and Digital Earth Africa

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GEM Africa Risk Model provides insights to seismic hazard across the continent

Rice paddies in Rwanda. Image: A'Melody Lee / World Bank.

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.

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Mon, 14/10/2019 - 16:32

Applications open for UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference “Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa: Challenges, Applications, Partnerships”

A sandstorm over the Sahara desert seen by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station in 2014. Image: ESA/NASA.

The importance of using space technologies in the disaster management process has received growing global recognition in recent years.

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Tue, 18/06/2019 - 15:35

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UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference "Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa: Challenges, Applications, Partnerships"

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Cyclone Idai west of Madagascar on 20 March 2019. Image: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

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06/11/2019 to 08/11/2019

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Fri, 18/10/2019

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UN Campus

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Bonn

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  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) / UN-SPIDER and Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), University of Bonn.

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German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Registration for RCMRD 2019 International Conference for Earth Observation is open

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Registration for RCMRD 2019 International Conference for Earth Observation is open

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14/08/2019 to 16/08/2019

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Nairobi

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  • Kenya

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 Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) 

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UN-SPIDER Updates November 2018

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Thu, 06/12/2018
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UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting discusses use of big space data for disaster risk reduction and emergency reponse in Africa

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), conducted an International Expert Meeting on 12 November at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. “Towards Big (Space) Data in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in Africa” aimed at contributing to an increased use of big

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Mon, 12/11/2018 - 11:23

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African Space Generation Workshop

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The two-day regional workshop will bring together students, young professionals and industry representatives to examine, consider and stimulate interdisciplinary perspectives on space and scientific matters in the African region. Selected participants (around 100) will have the opportunity to interact with experts from academia, businesses and space agencies through plenary and panel sessions, keynotes and interdisciplinary working group discussions.  

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17/12/2018 to 18/12/2018

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Fri, 05/10/2018

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Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC)

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Port-Louis, Mauritius

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  • Mauritius

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SERVIR’S Streamflow forecasting project now collaborating with RCMRD in East Africa

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From 13-15 March 2017, staff from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was trained on stream flow forecasting methodologies entitled “Hydrological modeling using a multi-model approach”. The aim was to transfer the required skills to RCMRD staff  involved with SERVIR activities as a way to implement the stream flow forecast project.

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Tue, 21/03/2017 - 05:03

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