Algeria

IGAC: Preparing for the 2015 International Geomatic Week

International Geomatic Week 2015 will particularly focus on "Geospatial information for building peace"

IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.

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Algeria: Alsat-2A satellite imagery shows vegetation recovering after forest fires

Image of Aïn Témouchent province captured by Alsat-2A on 12 March 2015 (Image: ASAL)

Through satellite-bases research, the Algerian Space Agency ASAL has found a positive vegetation recovering of the forest areas located in the Aïn Témouchent province after the damages caused by wildfires in 2014.

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Interview: Mitigating locust infestations in Algeria and Libya with space data

Kamel Tichouiti is the Head of the Department on Major Risks and Geo-environment in the Space Applications Centre.
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for technological, scientific and practical applications.

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Algerian Space Agency tracks land use change with Alsat-2A

Diachronic analysis of urban and environmental development of El Kala, Algeria.

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Algeria, the Algerian Space Agency, has recently published the results of bi-phase satellite observations on the towns of El Tarf and El Kala and their surroundings. The goal was to monitor urban sprawl and land use changes that might impact on the environment.

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ASAL: Remote Sensing for locust infestation in Algeria and Mauritania

Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the North-East of Mauritan
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi (Alge
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi

Within the framework of its collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) - host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - has mapped potential locust reproduction zones in the South of Algeria and the North-East of Mauritania. The experts analyzed the ecological conditions of the migratory locust for the period between 18 January and 3 February 2014.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 08:33

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Official inauguration: UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office

Map of the 2012 locust infestations in Algeria created by ASAL

On 6 May 2013, Mazlan Othman, director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, together with Mustapha Lahbiri, General Direction of Civilian Protection (DGPC), and Oussedik Azzedine, Director General of the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) official inaugurated the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office hosted by ASAL.

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Algeria: Official inauguration of RSO

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Wed, 08/05/2013 - 10:47

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Algeria: Maps of summer 2012 wildfires available

The maps requested via the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters regarding the wildfires that ravaged north Algerian forests during summer 2012, are now available on the Charter's website.

An estimated 20,000 hectares of land have been ravaged by forest fires in the north of Algeria since June. These are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees .

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:08
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International Charter activated for Fires in Algeria

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 13 August 2012 to provide satellite imagery for the forest fires that have been ravaging the north of Algeria since June. They are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees . Three people have been reported killed in the fires, two of which were a firefighter and forest worker attempting to put out a blaze.

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Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:49

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ASAL: Space-based information to fight desertification

Africa is especially vulnerable to land degradation, droughts and desertification. The Algeria Space Agency, which hosts one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has supported a recent workshop on "Desertification and land degradation in Africa" in Alger organised jointly by the Algerian Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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Thu, 21/06/2012 - 12:51

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Locust Outbreak in Northern Africa: UN-SPIDER facilitates support

UN-SPIDER is providing support to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in response to the widespread locust outbreak by facilitating access to various

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 17:13

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