UN-SPIDER Updates November 2018

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Thu, 06/12/2018

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Colombia publishes risk atlas to support Sendai Framework implementation

Mocoa landslide in Colombia in 2017. Image: OCHA Colombia / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The Colombian National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, UNGRD) has recently published the “


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Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:21

European Commission signs Earth observation cooperation arrangements with Colombia, Chile and Brazil

The European Commission has signed Cooperation Arrangement with Colombia, Chile and Brazil. Under the arrangements, the three countries will gain access to the wide range of applications of the Copernicus Earth observation programme and


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Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:28

Floods in Colombia, Disaster Charter has been activated

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Floods in Colombia, Disaster Charter has been activated


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Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:47

New Recommended Practice provided by Colombian Regional Support Office

Contraction and expansion of water bodies during La Niña event in Colombia

The Colombian Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER (IGAC) has provided a new Recommended Practice with detailed step-by-step procedures on how to derive useful information from satellite imagery.


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Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:03

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Adaptation in agriculture to climatic variability and change

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC in collaboration with the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA” show the paper called: "Using satellite images to identify areas affected by drought" at the international seminar: ADAPTATION AGRICULTURAL SECTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY, which includes the participation of international speakers






05/10/2015 to 09/10/2015


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  • Colombia

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Research and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Cundinamarca (Colombia)

The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC


Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA”

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IGAC: Monitoring mining areas in Colombia

Opencast mining image in the north-eastern of Antioquia, Colombia (Image: IGAC/CIAF)

The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) through its Research and Development in Geographic Information - CIAF, is developing a methodology to support the identification of illegal areas of opencast mining activities in the north-east of Antioquia Department, Colombia, by using remote sensing and geographic information systems.

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 07:34

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IGAC: Preparing for the 2015 International Geomatic Week

International Geomatic Week 2015 will particularly focus on "Geospatial information for building peace"

IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.

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Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:01

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IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI

Time series of NDVI average 2001-2004 of clean pasture areas

Continuing progress in studies and advancing in the area of drought monitoring in agricultural areas, the Remote Sensing Group of the Center for Research and Development in Geographic Information of IGAC (CIAF) in Colombia, has been analyzing time series of the Normalized Differenced Vegetation Index (NDVI) based on MODIS data obtained by NASA's Terra sat


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Thu, 28/08/2014 - 13:53

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IGAC: Technical Cooperation meeting on Disaster Monitoring Constellation

Birds eye view of London acquired by the UK-DMC-2 satellite in November 2011

The Research and Investigation Centre of Remote Sensing and Geographic Applications (CIAF) of UN-SPIDER's Colombian Regional Support Office IGAC, met with the UK-based private company Surrey Satellite Technology on 30 May 2014, to discuss technical issues related to Disaster Monitoring Cons


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Tue, 03/06/2014 - 11:49

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