Latin America

Mexico and Argentina align satellite networks to resolve regional challenges

Snapshot of the SIRIS platform in action. Image: Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

In collaboration with the National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE) of Argentina, the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) recently launched a digital platform to improve the integration of satellite data for environmental monitoring in Latin America. The Comprehensive Regional Satellite Information System (SIRIS) provides access to satellite information in order to enhance decision-making and facilitate disaster management.

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Sun, 20/12/2020 - 16:34

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UN-SPIDER Updates September 2020

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Thu, 15/10/2020
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Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the September 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of two UN-SPIDER events that might be of interest to you:

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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

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Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel

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Mexico City

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  • Mexico

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Call for Papers: 2nd International Academy of Astronautics Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites: Advanced Technologies and Distributed Systems

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr

The International Academy of Astronautics is holding its 2nd symposium on small satellites, with a focus on advanced technologies and distributed systems. The symposium will have a worldwide vision, with some focus on the needs and developments of Latin America. 

Applications to present a paper at the conference are being accepted. In order to apply, candidates are asked to submit a one-page, single-spaced abstract of no less than 350 and no more than 600 words. The abstract must be in English, and student papers are encouraged. 

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11/11/2019 to 15/11/2019

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Mon, 16/09/2019

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Auditorio del Centro Cultural de la Ciencia (C3), Godoy Cruz 2270, Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires

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  • Argentina

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Colomb Institute

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UN-SPIDER Updates July 2017

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Wed, 16/08/2017
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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

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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

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Santo Domingo

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  • Dominican Republic

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UN-SPIDER

National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic

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Secure World Foundation

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Spanish

Latin America to contribute with Earth Observation

South America. Image courtesy of NASA

During the past decades Latin America countries like Argentina and Brazil have been active in launching satellites for Earth observation .  In recent years, a satellite receiving station was established in Chetumal, Mexico. 

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Sat, 29/10/2016 - 02:05

Fires in Latin America

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Adam Voiland.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) caught images of smoke in Latin America. 
 
Fires were reported on 25 August 2016 in Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Those fires probably resulted from the land-clearing practices for crops or pastures. Bolivia declared a state of emergency as fires were raging more intensely in its borders. 

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Thu, 01/09/2016 - 03:30

Dominican Republic Regional Expert Meeting

Droughts affecting Latin America

The UN-SPIDER programme of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic will conduct a Regional Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information in Early Warning Systems for Drought.  The expert meeting will be conducted in Santo Domingo on 18 and 19 July 2016, in the premises of the Centro de Exportación e Inversión de Republica Dominicana (CEI-RD).

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Wed, 29/06/2016 - 15:25

RedLaTIF

La Red Latinoamericana de Teledeteccion e Incendios Forestales (RedLaTIF)  is a Latin American network that aims to coordinate and unite forest fires observation and management efforts in Latin America. This regional network workw together with the Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) network. Read more

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