UN-SPIDER hosts the FOSS4G side event on Collaborative Information Management for Emergency Response

FOSS4G Conference Bonn 2016 - Side Event on the premises of UN-SPIDER
UN-SPIDER is hosting a side event of the FOSS4G conference.  The side event, conducted in the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, on 24 August 2016,  is part of the activities conducted by the International Working Group on Satellite Emergency Mapping IWG-SEM.

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Thu, 25/08/2016 - 01:52

ICIMOD: Contribution to International Space Apps Challenge 2015

Eventflyer (Image: ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Nepal, together with YoungInnovations, is organising a Hackathon: The International Space Apps Challenge in Kathmandu. It will take place this weekend from 11 to 12 April. ICIMOD is organising this event through its SERVIR-Himalaya initiative. SERVIR connects space to villages by generating geospatial information, including Earth observation data from satellites, geographic information systems, and predictive models useful to developing countries.


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Fri, 10/04/2015 - 09:43

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Training Activities

As part of the Advisory Support that UN-SPIDER provides to Member States, the Programme conducts training courses on both the regional and national level for selected representatives of relevant institutions. These training courses are usually follow-up activities of UN-SPIDER's Technical Advisory Missions. They convey technical expertise and know-how in processing, interpreting and the use of satellite-derived data.


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International Charter activated for floods in the UK

River Thames by Wallingford, Oxfordshire flooded

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated because of ongoing heavy storms have caused flooding across the UK. One person has been reported killed and more than 300 properties flooded so far.

Flooding is expected alongside the big rivers – Thames, Severn and Stour. Roads and train services have been disrupted.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:23

UN-SPIDER builds hazard mapping skills in Sri Lanka

From 14 to 17 of August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted the Capacity Building Programme “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka”, as a follow-up to the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) that took place in Sri Lanka in October 2011. The expert team had enlisted in their TAM report a number of recommendations to the Government to strengthen disaster management using space-based information. One of the most important recommendations was to improve the capacity of national agencies in understanding the advances in space technology and its applications in hazard mapping.


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Fri, 24/08/2012 - 15:29


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