UN-SPIDER Updates November 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the November 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

Below the updates, you'll also find an events calendar with upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the community.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Participants at the training. Image: UNOOSA.
29/11/2019

The UN-SPIDER Bonn office hosted a training session for Project Managers of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" on the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, on 5 November 2019. The training was organized by the European Space Agency (ESA... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Germany Regional Support Office, Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
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Training participants flying an UAV. Image: UNOOSA.
28/11/2019

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction recognises the importance of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR). In the last two decades, Asia has experienced numerous disasters caused by geologic and hydro-meteorological hazards... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: United States of America Regional Support Office
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UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference. Image: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
08/11/2019

Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries discussed the use of space technologies in meeting the challenges posed by floods, droughts and other disasters across Africa at an international conference that took place from 6 to 8 November in... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Germany Regional Support Office, Nigeria Regional Support Office, Romania Regional Support Office
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News from the community

19/11/2019

Sentinel Hub’s Earth Observation (EO) browser is hosting its second round of contests for custom scripts to better visualize and analyze the Earth’s surface. EO Browser, developed by Sinergise in close cooperation with the European... Read more

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14/11/2019

Major disasters such as droughts and wildfires are driven by the dryness of vegetation. To enhance the monitoring of plant water stress, NASA launched and installed a new sensor on the International Space Station. ECOSTRESS (ECOsystem... Read more

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Image: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.
13/11/2019

On 22 December 2018 a large chunk of the Anak Krakatau volcanic island collapsed into the ocean, causing a tsunami that swept across Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. Because tsunami early warning systems are exclusively equipped to detect tsunamis that... Read more

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30/11/2019

Geospatial technologies have the ability to confront global problems in a way never seen before; and the demand for qualified professionals to address these problems grows as... Read more

Up-coming events

Title Organized by City Country Date Registration deadline
New Sensor Highlight: ECOSTRESS

NASA ARSET

 

20/11/2019 14/11/2019
RUS Webinar – Watching a Typhoon from Space with Sentinel-1

RUS

28/11/2019 27/11/2019
Advanced Webinar: SAR for Disasters and Hydrological Applications

NASA ARSET

03/12/2019 to 05/12/2019 05/12/2019
Copernicus & Artificial Intelligence

European Commission

Brussels Belgium 28/01/2020 28/01/2020
GEO information in disaster situations

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Denmark 20/04/2020 to 07/05/2020 01/02/2020
Eighth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

The Organizing Committee of the RSCy2020

Paphos Cyprus 16/03/2020 to 18/03/2020 07/02/2020
Twenty-fifth Post Graduate Course in Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Indian Space Research Organization Department of Space, India 01/07/2020 to 31/03/2021 28/02/2020
Twelfth Post Graduate Diploma Course in Space and Atmospheric Science (SAS-12)

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific (CSSTEAP)

Ahmedabad India 01/08/2020 to 30/04/2021 02/03/2020
Twelfth Post Graduate Course in Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)

Ahmedabad India 01/08/2020 to 30/04/2021 02/03/2020
Rapid Landslide Detection with Sentinel-1

RUS

31/03/2020 31/03/2020
GISTAM 2020 - 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management

Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Controls and Communications

07/05/2020 to 09/05/2020 01/04/2020
Cartografía global de áreas quemadas mediante teledetección: fortalezas y limitaciones

RedLaTIF

08/04/2020 08/04/2020
Pollution monitoring over Italy with Sentinel-5P

RUS

16/04/2020 15/04/2020
Introduction to Geospatial Information Technology Applications, Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems in West Africa

UNITAR

11/05/2020 to 30/06/2020 17/04/2020
Introduction to Geospatial Information Technology Applications, Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems in West Africa

UNITAR

20/04/2020 to 20/05/2020 17/04/2020
Air Quality with Sentinel 5P Training

RUS

07/05/2020 07/05/2020
Webinar Avanzado: Mapeo y Monitoreo de los Bosques con Datos SAR 12/05/2020 to 21/05/2020 12/05/2020
Advanced Webinar: Forest Mapping and Monitoring with SAR Data

NASA ARSET

12/05/2020 to 21/05/2020 12/05/2020
Webinar on Space4Health

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

14/05/2020 14/05/2020
Virtual Seminar on COVID-19: Strategies for a geospatial response in the Americas

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM): Americas.

15/05/2020 15/05/2020

Issue Date: 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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