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Satellite technology to reduce drought risk in Kenya

Kenya vegetation anomaly during 2011 drought (Image: NASA/ J. Allen)

Satellite technology helps to monitor drought in Kenya providing detailed information about the strength, location, spatial extent and duration of the drought.


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Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:16

Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems/ George Mason University (CSISS-GMU)

"The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems" (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research centre chartered by the provost, and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University. CSISS currently operates the "Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology and Standards: (LAITS). CSISS is a member of the National Committee on Information Technology Standards Technical Committee L1, as well as the Open GIS Consortium (OGC).

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9th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis






Training Target Audience: 

The course is open to all participants who are working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction. There is no prerequisite GIS knowledge for participant who is interested in this course. The course welcome participants from all geographic areas, however the class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.

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Training Requirements: 

Participants must be fully conversant in English.

Tuition Remarks: 

The standard course fee of US$3,175 covers the course tuition, training materials, accommodation with breakfast, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses. Participant who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,275

Additional Information: 

The training will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Exact venue to be confirmed at a later date.


21/10/2013 to 01/11/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 20/09/2013

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Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)


- The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC) - UNITARS Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

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Surveying & Spatial sciences conference 2011

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference 2011 (SSSC2011) will be one of the largest and most important spatial events in Australasia. Jointly run by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute this event will bring together the disciplines, sectors and user groups in an unprecedented all-of-industry event.

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21/11/2011 to 25/11/2011

Venue City: 



Wellington Convention Centre

Event Organisers: 

  • New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
  • Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute


  •  esri
  • Trimble
  • EAGLE Technology
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Land Information New Zealand

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