January 2010

In this issue:


  • Satellites tasked to aid relief efforts in Haiti
  • Technical Advisory Mission to the Dominican Republic
  • UN-SPIDER extends helping hand to Gaza following devastating flash floods
  • UN-SPIDER supports workshop to bridge Space Technology and Disaster Management in India
  • The United Nations General Assembly recognizes UN-SPIDER contribution
  • COPUOS S&T to consider UN-SPIDER Progress and Planned Activities

Community News

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo receives help from Space after Volcano Eruption
  • Rochester Institute of Technology captures Haiti disaster with high-tech imaging system
  • DLR scientists support relief workers in Haiti earthquake disaster
  • ESRI assists Haiti earthquake response
  • NASA airborne radar to study quake faults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Conferences and Workshops

  • International Training Course on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Management Support with Emphasis on Geological Risk Management, 12 April – 07 May, 2010 - Dehradun, India
  • The MRSS 6th International Remote Sensing & GIS Conference and Exhibition 2010, 28-29 April, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium – IGARSS 2010, 25- 30 July - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • International Interdisciplinary CODATA Workshop on RISK Models and Applications Berlin, Germany, 26-27 August, 2010

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Events

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa", 25-28 May 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010: Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse, 27-28 May 2010, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
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