UN-SPIDER Updates October 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the October 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

Preliminary flood map created by UN-SPIDER using Sentinel-1 radar imagery.
19/10/2019

The 2019 rainy season in the Far North region of Cameroon has caused the Logone river to overflow and flood the Zina (Logone-et-Chari department), Maga and Kai-Kai districts (Mayo Dany) in the country's Far North region. The United Nations Office... Read more

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News from the community

Image: Mika Baumeister, Unsplash.
20/10/2019

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Working Group on Data and the International Science Council’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) have... Read more

Rice paddies in Rwanda. Image: A'Melody Lee / World Bank.
14/10/2019

Release earlier this year at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Africa Earthquake Model paints a complete picture of earthquake risk to the continent in terms of damage to buildings and direct human and economic... Read more

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Open Building Dataset over Musoma, Tanzania. Image: Bing Maps.
02/10/2019

On 19 September, Bing announced that the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda are the first African countries to have an open buildings dataset. As a result of a joint venture between Bing Maps, Microsoft Philanthropies and... Read more

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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 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
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
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, November 13, 2019
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