UN-SPIDER Updates January 2021

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the January 2021 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

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UN-SPIDER at a glance


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States Government (NASA) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 17 December 2020 pledging cooperation... Read more

Country/Region mentioned

In recent years, various regions of the world have been experiencing severe forest fires which, in some cases, are triggering major losses. The Mario Gulich Institute on High Level Studies on Outer Space, the Latin American Network on Remote... Read more

News from the community

Cover of the Compendium of EO contributions to the SDG Targets and Indicators . Image: ESA

A new publication highlights the contributions of Earth observation (EO) for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Compendium of EO contributions to the SDG Targets and Indicators was produced by the ESA-funded EO for SDGs... Read more

Data. Image: EUMETSAT

Having access to precise geographical data and the ability to analyze them easily is essential for effective disaster and risk management. EUMETSAT delivers meteorological, climate and ocean data as well as analytical tools to all registered... Read more

Elevation in Western China. Image: ESA

Three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Earth’s surface are essential for mapping and assessing disaster risks as well as for preparing, responding to, and preventing disasters. A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a pixel-based modeled... Read more

Issue Date: 

Friday, February 19, 2021
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