UN-SPIDER Updates March 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the March 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of a new page we have set up on the Knowledge Portal to facilitate the discovery of examples of contributions of space technologies in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The page can be accessed at the following address: http://www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/emergency-support/covid-19.

If you are aware of any other example of the use of space technologies for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, you can submit them to us for inclusion on the page using this form.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Participants during the training on flood mapping using SNAP and QGIS.

To support the National Office of Civil Protection (ONPC) of Tunisia and other government agencies in using space-based information for disaster management, UN-SPIDER conducted a three-day training in Tunis from 9 to 11 March. The course... Read more

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Participants at the workshop organized as part of the UN-SPIDER Technical Adivsory Mission to Tunisia, 4-6 March 2020.

At the request of, and in coordination with the National Civil Protection Office of Tunisia, UN-SPIDER is conducting a Technical Advisory Mission to Tunisia from 4 to 6 March 2020 to identify the needs of the country to fully take advantage of... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Algeria Regional Support Office, Greece Regional Support Office, Romania Regional Support Office
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News from the community


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Republic of Korea are working together on a global satellite constellation of three space-based instruments that could track global... Read more

Winds imaged by Aeolus. Image: ESA

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), after months of careful testing, has started to operationally assimilate data from the European Space Agency's Aeolus satellite in its daily weather forecasts. Aeolus... Read more

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Issue Date: 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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