New Recommended Practice: Agriculture Drought Monitoring and Hazard Assessment using Google Earth Engine

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office of Pakistan (SUPARCO) has provided a new Recommended Practice, using Google Earth Engine to identify the drought extent and severity by calculating different indices.

65th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS): 2022

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The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 to govern the exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity: for peace, security and development. The Committee was tasked with reviewing international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, studying space-related activities that could be undertaken by the United Nations, encouraging space research programmes, and studying legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space.

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Xie, Pingping; Joyce, Robert; Wu, Shaorong; Yoo, S.-H.; Yarosh, Yelena; Sun, Fengying; Lin, Roger, NOAA CDR Program (2019): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of CPC Morphing Technique (CMORPH) High Resolution Global Precipitation Estimates, Version 1 [indicate subset]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/w9va-q159 [access date]

NOAA GOES-18: First Imagery Taken by New Geostationary Satellite Showing the Earth From Orbit

On 1 March 2022 the newest geostationary satellite (GOES-18) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched. Equipped with the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI, 16 channels), it measures energy at different wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum to obtain information about Earth’s atmosphere, land, and ocean.

On 11 May 2022 NOAA shared the first images of the Western Hemisphere, taken by the GOES-18 Satellite.

UN-SPIDER Expert Mission to Ghana

From 9 to 11 May 2022, UN-SPIDER carried out an Expert Mission to Ghana to meet with staff of the National Disaster Management Organization of Ghana (NADMO). The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to gain more insights into the efforts that NADMO and other government agencies are carrying out to prepare a simulation in case of earthquakes, to be carried out in June. The simulation exercise is organized by the Government of Ghana and benefits from the technical assistance of the North Dakota National Guard.

EnMAP Hyperspectral Environmental Satellite Delivers First Images

On 1 April EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) satellite, managed by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launched into space. About one month later now, the first high-resolution satellite images have been received successfully.

UNOOSA, GHANA and PSIPW inaugurate international conference in Accra, Ghana

On 10 May 2022, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the University of Energy and Natural Resources of Ghana, and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) inaugurated the 5th International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Resources Management. The conference, held in Accra from 10 to 13 May 2022, aims to promote the use of space technology in water management in developing countries.