One year after the successful opening of the UN-SPIDER office in Beijing in November 2010, the first “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management” will be hosted at the new location. The conference aims at bringing together up to 200 participants including disaster managers, policy makers, and providers of space technology solutions, tools and applications from Government, NGOs, Academia and the corporate sector. The focus of the conference will be to share and discuss “Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping”.
The three major topics will be
- Global datasets and information for risk reduction
- Rapid response mapping: opportunities and challenges
- Networks: building upon and strengthening existing capacities
For further information on the workshop topics and participation please go to http://www.un-spider.org/conference-beijing-2011.