UNESCO

UN-SPIDER and the UNESCO-IOC TRATE Project

Under the umbrella of the TRATE project, Dr. Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office has been contributing with other experts to update UNESCO-IOC guidelines on “Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean”. These guidelines had been elaborated and published in 2009.

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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:31

5th Digital Earth Summit

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From publically available satellite images such as LANDSAT to the creation of digital globes, the tools researchers and students use to visualize the Earth have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Working to further this shift is the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). The ISDE’s mission is to use global cooperation to create a comprehensive geospatial model of the Earth to inform scientific and political decisions about environmental and other Earth observation-related concerns.

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35

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137

Date: 

09/11/2014 to 11/11/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 09/08/2014

Venue: 

WINC Aichi, Nagoya, JAPAN

Venue City: 

Nagoya

Event Organisers: 

CHUBU University, ISDE.

Co-organisers: 

Digital Earth Community of Japan

Language of event: 

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 1/14: Space Technologies in the United Nations

Global Space Applications Conference

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English

This Conference will provide an excellent introduction cutting-edge satellite-based applications. The panel represents the global satellite-based services stakeholders community - presentatives of the major space agencies,industry, governments, academia and NGOs. The programm enables in depth discussion of experiences, ideas, roadmaps and future opportunities for usage of satellite-based applications.

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49

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2

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Date: 

02/06/2014 to 04/06/2014

Venue: 

UNESCO Headquarters

Venue City: 

Paris

Event Organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Co-organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Language of event: 

1

Remote sensing based tech being introduced to forecast floods

An advanced level remote sensing based climate and flood warning technology is being introduced to upgrade flood management of Pakistan. The project will help build the capacity of Pakistan Meteorological Department and other agencies responsible for flood forecasting, early warning and management at the national, provincial and district levels, a senior official said here on Friday.

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Fri, 12/08/2011 - 16:51

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New UNESCO project aims to improve early warning for floods in Pakistan

As part of its efforts to help Pakistan tackle natural disasters, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners have launched a project to upgrade the early warning system in the South Asian nation, which last year experienced the worst flooding in 80 years.

Heavy monsoon rains in July 2010 battered the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan, causing floods that affected over 20 million people, killed nearly 2,000 and made 1.9 million homeless.

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Thu, 14/07/2011 - 12:39

UN-SPIDER at ENHANS International Workshop “Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa”

The Extreme Natural Hazards And Societal Implications (ENHANS) International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa was held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 17 to 20 January 2011. The Workshop was hosted by the Aon Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, University of Pretoria, and sponsored by ENHANS/International Council for Science (ICSU), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 12:31

The International Workshop on "Application of GIS and Rs in Water Resources Management"

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GIS applications allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations. The technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, or cartography. Remote sensing (RS) is the collection of data through imaging sensor technologies, usually on an aircraft or satellite. Applications include monitoring flood areas and effects of climate change.

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24

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59

Date: 

19/12/2010 to 22/12/2010

ENHANS International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa, Pretoria, 17-20 January 2011

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English

The Pretoria Workshop will analyse major topics related to extreme natural events and disaster risk A special GOOS (Global Oceanic Observing System) session at the Pretoria workshop will focus on the importance of maintaining sustained ocean observing systems both to prevent and mitigate disasters, where possible, but also in order to rapidly bring observing assets to bear in post disaster relief efforts. Both natural coastal inundation hazards, such as storm surges and tsunamis, as well as anthropogenic hazards, such as oil spills, will be discussed, with focus on African concerns.

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-26

longitude: 

28

Date: 

17/01/2011 to 20/01/2011

Venue City: 

Pretoria

Language of event: 

1

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