UN-SPIDER Updates October 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the October 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of an upcoming UN-SPIDER event that might be of interest to you:

  • “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – Lessons learned during the unprecedented pandemic situation” , to be held online on 24-25 November 2020. This conference is organized by the Beijing office of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER). Visit the event website for further information and to register until 20 November 2020.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

24/10/2020

UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office in Nigeria, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), conducted an online training on the UN-SPIDER Recommended Practice on Flood Mapping and Damage Assessment Using Sentinel-1 SAR Data... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Nigeria Regional Support Office
Country/Region mentioned
13/10/2020

Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction today, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) affiliated to the United Nations have... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), United States of America Regional Support Office
On 20 May 2020, the Copernicus Sentinel Mission captured this image of Cyclone Amphan making landfall over Bangladesh. Image: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.
02/10/2020

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – ‘Lessons learned during the unprecedented pandemic situation... Read more

News from our Regional Support Offices

12/10/2020

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a Regional Support Office (RSO) of UNOOSA's programme 'United Nations Platform... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Israel Regional Support Office
Country/Region mentioned

News from the community

Screenshot of the Living Textbook tool.
25/10/2020

The EO4GEO project, an alliance of 26 partners from 13 European Union countries, has publicly released a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Earth Observation (EO) and Geographic... Read more

21/10/2020

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters, a worldwide collaboration among space agencies through which satellite-derived information and products are made available to support disaster response efforts, is marking its 20th anniversary... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Argentina Regional Support Office

Issue Date: 

Thursday, November 12, 2020
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