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UN-SPIDER/NASRDA/NEMA/ZFL Virtual expert meeting discusses space-based solutions for disaster risk management and emergency response in Nigeria

The Niger Delta. Image: ESA.

In recent decades, communities in Nigeria have experienced disasters triggered by floods, droughts, landslides, coastal erosion, oil spills, and other natural and technological hazards that have eroded hard-won development gains. Taking note of advances in space technologies and other technological innovations.

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UN-SPIDER Virtual International Expert Meeting "Space-based Solutions for Risk and Disaster Management in Africa"

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Floods in northern Madagascar in late January 2020. Image: NASA.

The UN-SPIDER Virtual International Expert Meeting “Space-based Solutions for Risk and Disaster Management in Africa” aims to contribute to an increased use of satellite technologies and novel applications developed by the space and the geospatial community in African countries to respond to challenges posed by natural hazards. The International Expert Meeting will:

  • Compile suggestions to facilitate the generation of actionable information combining various sources of space-based, in situ and big data, with a focus on early warning systems

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30/06/2020 to 02/07/2020

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Wed, 24/06/2020

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) through its UN-SPIDER programme.

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Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), University of Bonn.

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UN-SPIDER Updates November 2018

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Thu, 06/12/2018
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UN-SPIDER and IGAC conducted a Regional Expert Meeting in Colombia

Participants of the Regional Expert Meeting in Colombia

UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office IGAC conducted a Regional Expert Meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 12 to 14 August within the International Geomatic Week carried out by the Geographic Institute Agustin Codazzi (IGAC). The meeting brought together around 20 participants from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

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Tue, 18/08/2015 - 12:14

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Earth Observation (Crisis Response Journal)

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Mon, 01/09/2014
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Crisis Response Journal is an international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. UN-SPIDER contributed a guest article to the tenth anniversary edition of the journal. In the article, the authors describe the importance of space-based information for disaster risk reduction and potential of space technologies in this context.

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Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

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Fri, 01/08/2014
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Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo
More than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe met

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction" in Bonn, Germany from 5 to 6 June 2014. The event brought together more than 60 international experts from Asia, Africa, America and Europe, who are involved in disaster risk management, remote sensing, and hydrology and drought management.

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Thu, 05/06/2014 - 07:51

UN-SPIDER Updates May 2014

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Tue, 03/06/2014
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UN-SPIDER Updates April 2014

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Thu, 01/05/2014
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Central American Expert Meeting on the use of space-based information in early warning systems

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Reconociendo el papel que tienen las aplicaciones satelitales en los sistemas de alerta temprana, el programa ONU-SPIDER de la Oficina para Asuntos del Espacio Ultraterrestre de las Naciones Unidas, CEPREDENAC y la Fundación Secure World de los Estados Unidos llevaron a cabo la Reunión Centroamericana de Expertos sobre el uso de información satelital en la gestión integral de riesgos y la alerta temprana en San Salvador, El Salvador, los días 31 de marzo y 1o de abril del 2014.  Dicha reunión congregó a 30 expertos de México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicar

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31/03/2014 to 01/04/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 31/03/2014

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Holiday Inn Hotel, San Salvador, El Salvador

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San Salvador

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  • El Salvador

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ONU-SPIDER, CEPREDENAC y FUNDACION SECURE WORLD

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