Caribbean

Americas Geospatial Forum

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As the world is moving towards digital transformation while experiencing unique environmental, social and political challenges, the need for greater collaborative mechanism for geospatial is felt at political, technological and user levels. With the purpose to provide a global platform to share their experiences, expertise and opportunities with one another, Latin America Geospatial Forum is expanded in scope and purpose to include the different regions in America (North America, Central America, The Caribbean and South America) and is now known as Americas Geospatial Forum.

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09/10/2019 to 10/10/2019

Venue: 

Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel

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Mexico City

Venue Country: 

  • Mexico

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URISA 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference

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Join the Caribbean GIS Community at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain this November. Known for outstanding educational content and active exhibitor presence and support, the conference has evolved into a not-to-miss event. A committee of generous GIS leaders from government, academia and the business sector, discusses and debates presentation and workshop proposals and collaboratively develops the educational program.

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18/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 08/11/2019

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Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Venue City: 

Port of Spain

Venue Country: 

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Event Organisers: 

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

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Understanding Risk Caribbean

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English

Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean will be held from 27 May to 1 June 2019 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The event consists of three conference days of plenaries, technical sessions and cultural activities, followed by two days of workshops and side events. It provides space for multimedia exhibits and bilateral meetings.

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27/05/2019 to 01/06/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 15/03/2019

Venue: 

University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination

Venue City: 

Wanstead

Venue Country: 

  • Barbados

Event Organisers: 

Understanding Risk (UR)

Co-organisers: 

Disaster Risk Management team for Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

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UN-SPIDER Regional Expert Meeting in Santo Domingo

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UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic conducted a regional expert meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the support of Secure World Foundation on the use of space-based information in early warning systems for sroughts. The meeting, which was conducted on 18 and 19 July 2016, brought together nearly 70 experts from Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico; as well as from FAO, UNCCD, WFP, UNDP, CRECTEALC, CEPREDENAC and UNOOSA.

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18/07/2016 to 19/07/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 14/04/2016

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Centro de Exportación e Inversión de la República Dominicana (CEI-RD), UN-SPIDER activity, regional expert meeting

Venue City: 

Santo Domingo

Venue Country: 

  • Dominican Republic

Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER

National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic

Co-organisers: 

Secure World Foundation

Language of event: 

Spanish

Hurricane Otto strikes the Caribbean

Costa Rica regions in alert. Image: CNE

On 21 Monday 2016 the Otto tropical storm formed in the Caribbean and could reach the hurricane category. The U.S. National Hurricane Center estimated the storm to reach Nicaragua and Costa Rica on Thursday. The storm might strength within the next 48 hours therefore becoming a hurricane in the following days. Reuters reported that the almost-stationary storm, with sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour, was some 282 km east-southeast of the San Andres Island. For more information on this storm click here

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Thu, 24/11/2016 - 04:59

Saharan Dust

Aerosol Index, Sahara dust. Image courtesy of Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory, using Suomi NPP OMPS data provided courtesy of Colin Seftor (SSAI)

In mid-June, plumes of dust, coming for northern Africa’s desert, reached the north of Europe.

This phenomenon of dusty-wind has different impacts on other continents, helping fertilizing soils in Latin America, adding sand to the Caribbean beaches or affecting the air quality in Europe,

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Wed, 29/06/2016 - 13:08

Knowledge Portal is now available in Spanish

We are happy to announce that on 18 February 2014, UN-SPIDER officially launched the Spanish-language version of its Knowledge Portal: www.un-spider.org/es.

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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 15:15

Study: High risk for Earthquake and Tsunami in Caribbean

The shaking hazard from the scenario earthquake is limited to Guadeloupe.

USGS and French researchers studying the plate boundary in the Lesser Antilles region—the area where 20 of the 26 Caribbean islands are located—estimate that enough unreleased strain may have accumulated offshore of Guadeloupe to potentially create a magnitude 8.0-8.4 earthquake, as USGS announced on its website. The paper was recently published in the Geophysical Journal International.

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Thu, 26/12/2013 - 08:33

University of West Indies conducts geo-training

At the St. Augustine campus of the University of West Indies, host of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, more than 40 Caribbean data managers, IT specialists and software developers concluded this weekend a one-week advanced training in "GeoNode".

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Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:49

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Canadian Space Agency supports Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot

The Canadian Space Agency, in close cooperation with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), continues to be a major contributor to the Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP), which is GEO (Group on Earth Observations) project (GEO task DI-01-C5_1). During the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season RADARSAT-2 has captured some 70 high-resolution images to-date for rapid damage assessments over areas affected by hurricanes and severe tropical storms.

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Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:37

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