UN-SPIDER RSOs celebrate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

As recognized in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, international cooperation is essential to contribute to the efforts carried out in developing countries to achieve sustainable development.

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

Disasters triggered by natural and technological hazards continue to impact communities worldwide.  Nevertheless, communities, institutions of the civil society, academia and the private sector, government agencies, regional, and international organizations are working together to address the challenges posed by disasters through risk reduction efforts.

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UN-SPIDER/ESA/EC/CEU Training course for Master's Students on Assessment of Floods and Burned Areas

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The aim of the training course is to introduce students to the use of the RUS platform virtual machine to generate maps of the geographical extent of burned areas due to forest fires and floods with practical examples from recent events in Europe.  It will give students enrolled in a Master´s programme an opportunity to experience working with satellite images for disaster management purposes. 

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11/18/2021, 12:00am - 11/19/2021, 12:00am
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UN-SPIDER, ESA, Central European University (CEU), and Copernicus RUS

Central European University (CEU)

The Central European University (CEU) was founded in 1991 and is known for excellence in teaching and research—with purpose. At the core of its mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it leads, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment to resolve differences through debate not denial.

Since several years ago, CEU has joined forces with UN-SPIDER to carry out training courses on the use of space technologies in disaster management to train a new generation of professionals. 

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WMO releases Atlas of impacts of weather, climate and water extremes 1970–2019

On 31 August 2021, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched its Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019).  This publication presents information on the impacts of extreme weather, climate and water-related events that took place between 1970 and 2019.  It presents historic data on impacts provoked by storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperature, landslides, wildfires, and other hazards.  Imp

ARSET - Agricultural Crop Classification with Synthetic Aperture Radar and Optical Remote Sensing

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

For years, mapping of crop types and assessment of their characteristics has been carried out to monitor food security, inform optimal use of the landscape, and contribute to agricultural policy. High-quality crop mapping has become a requirement for most nations given its importance in national and international economics, trade, and food security, and is a major topic of interest in the domains of policy, economics, and land management.

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10/05/2021, 12:00am - 10/19/2021, 12:00am
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NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), European Space Agency (ESA), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

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