UNOSAT

UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme - UNOSAT

UNOSAT is the Operational Satellite Applications Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It has become a knowledge centre within the UN system, promoting evidence-based decision making for peace, security and resilience using geo-spatial information technologies. UNOSAT's mission is to provide Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental and international organizations with coordinated geo-spatial analysis and develop capacities for geo-information technology towards achieving the SDGs.

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OOSA Director explores collaboration on Space issues in Geneva

OOSA's Director, Simonetta di Pippo, met with representatives

Dr. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), was in Geneva, Switzerland, between 24 and 27 June 2014 to meet with high level representatives of sister agencies of the United Nations system, other international organizations in Geneva and with the Government of Switzerland.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:58

WMO and UNITAR join forces on climate services

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will cooperate with UNITAR

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced in a recent press release that it will cooperate with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in order to strengthen links between providers and users of climate services. This cooperation will contribute to the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

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Tue, 18/03/2014 - 07:58

GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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NGO's, NPO's and GIS experts from all around the world will gather between 7-8 April in Geneva Switzerland for the 2014 GIS for the United Nations Conference.

The Conference aims to show the possibilities Geospatial Information Systems and Geography have to offer to aid programs and other activities as well as to establish a platform for information exchange between stakeholders.

The Conference is jointly hosted by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT), World Bank Institute and Esri.

Registration and the agenda will be available soon.

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07/04/2014 to 08/04/2014

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Geneva

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ITU

UNITAR

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ESRI

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10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events. As a result, disasters are increasingly taking heavy toll of life and property. Unplanned growth both in urban and non-urban areas calls for an adequate preparation to reduce the impact of disasters. There is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in planning for effective coping mechanisms of disaster risk reduction.

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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.

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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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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.

Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package of US$2275

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27/10/2014 to 07/11/2014

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Sat, 20/09/2014

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Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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The Asian Institute of Technology

The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC), the Netherlands

UNITARS Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

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Myanmar: International Charter activated for floods

2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated

On 2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated by request of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) on behalf of UNDP, with the aim of supporting Myanmar to deal with the damages that flash floods, heavy rains and landslides have caused in the southeastern part of the country.

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Mon, 05/08/2013 - 16:15

UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)

UNOSAT is the Operational Satellite Applications Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Created in 2001, it has become a UN knowledge centre, promoting evidence-based decision making for peace, security and resilience using geo-spatial information technologies.  UNOSAT's mission is to provide Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations with coordinated geo-spatial analysis and develop capacities for geo-information technology towards achieving the SDGs.

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Cameroon: Satellite imagery for floods in Logone et Chari

UN-SPIDER, upon the request of its National Focal Point in Cameroon, requested support through its network to acquire satellite imagery of the Kousseri area, Logone et Chari district, in the far North of Cameroon. The region is experiencing serious floods leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and causing heavy damages. UN-SPIDER and its partners were able to extend a previous activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" to provide satellite imagery to this region as well.

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Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:41

International Charter again activated for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" was activated twice last week for floods in Africa: Chad and Nigeria.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:21

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