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UN-SPIDER joins forces with SENACYT, SE-CONRED and IAA-USAC to conduct a training course in Guatemala

Guatemala training course July 2017

In recent decades, Guatemala has been experiencing disasters triggered by geologic and hydro-meteorological hazards that have impacted urban and rural communities. In order to increase the country’s capacity to make use of space-based information to address these hazards, UN-SPIDER, in conjunction with the National Secretariat of the Council of Science and Technology of Guatemala (SENACYT) and the Executive Secretariat of National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (SE-CONRED) held three-day training for a technical inter-institutional team.

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Fri, 04/08/2017 - 15:22

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UN-SPIDER and DGPC of El Salvador to conduct a training course in July 2017

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At the request of the General Directorate for Civil Protection of El Salvador (DGPC), UN-SPIDER conducted a technical advisory mission to El Salvador from 3 to 5 April 2014.

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14

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-89

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24/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 28/06/2017

Venue City: 

San Salvador

Venue Country: 

  • El Salvador

Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER and the General Directorate for Civil Protection of El Salvador (DGPC)

Language of event: 

Spanish

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

Image courtesy of RCMRD
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. The project is a collaborative effort led by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, NASA’s SERVIR program and the Intergrated Water Resources Management unit at UNESCO (ICIWaRM-UNESCO).

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Tue, 21/03/2017 - 05:03

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DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer to be sent to the ISS at the end of 2016

Images of the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing will be soon expanded by the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (Image: NASA).
In November 2016, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will install its Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) at the International Space Station (ISS). The spectrometer will be used to monitor natural hazards such as fires, floods, and droughts through the scan of multiple bands of light. DESIS was developed in a partnership with La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
 

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Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:22

Science for future peace and development

On 10 November, UNESCO and the world celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 (Image:Creative Commons).

On 10 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015, launching the 2015 UNESCO World Science Report.

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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 15:15

German research cooperation looking behind Indonesia’s haze

The highlighted section shows additional fire hot spots under the Indonesian haze, using satellite imagery of TET-1 (Image: DLR).

So far, more than two million hectares of Indonesian forest area have been lost due to the forest fires that broke out on 21 June 2015. The National Space and Aviation Agency of Indonesia (LAPAN) expects losses to grow, as large forest areas and peat lands, especially in Kalimantan and Sumatra, are still affected by fires.   

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Mon, 09/11/2015 - 10:42

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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015 – 'Disasters without borders: regional resilience for sustainable development', released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), provides an overview of disaster-risk resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, the report introduces new emerging risks for the region and its different sectors. 

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Mon, 02/11/2015 - 13:17

Adaptation in agriculture to climatic variability and change

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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 from Germany, Austria, Chile and Panama; and the participation of national entities.

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4

longitude: 

-74

Date: 

05/10/2015 to 09/10/2015

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Venue City: 

Fusagasuga

Venue Country: 

  • Colombia

Event Organisers: 

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

The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC

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Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA”

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Satellite technology to combat droughts in India

During drought even drinking water can become scarce in Maharashtra (Image: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The state government of India is using satellite technology to keep an eye on the progress of water conversation schemes across more than 30,000 sites of Jalyukta Shivar Scheme in Maharashtra. 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship programme of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.

All projects are supervised by the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Center (MRSAC), whose office is in Nagpur. The state is monitoring the progress in order to complete the work before monsoon sets in.

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Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:13

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