UN-SPIDER and UFSM of Brazil deliver webinar on flood mapping and drought monitoring in Mozambique

Areas flooded and damaged following cyclone Idai, northwest of Beira. Image: European Union/Christian Jepsen.

In recent years, Mozambique has suffered severe floods and droughts that have impacted urban and rural communities throughout the country. In the March and April 2019, tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth triggered major floods in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Comoros.  The Port of Beira was hard hit, as cyclone Idai destroyed transmission lines and bridges, leaving the port without access to these lifelines for several days.

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Mon, 10/08/2020 - 13:57


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Standardized Vegetation Index (SVI)

The Standardized Vegetation Index (SVI) provides information about the relative vegetation condition compared to the years being analyzed.


Spaced-based drought indicators and dry spell in Germany

Dry soil

A break in the heat wave that hit Europe in the summer of 2018 is giving a reprieve to many people who had been suffering from the heat. However, great damages to the vegetation and harvest remain.

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Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:43


Step by step: Drought monitoring using the Standard Vegetation Index (SVI) in Python

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Training Course for EIGEO 2016

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The training course allowed UN-SPIDER to train the staff of the Geospatial Information Group for Risk Management and





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20/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 10/07/2016


National Emergency Commission

Venue City: 

Santo Domingo

Venue Country: 

  • Dominican Republic

Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission (CNE)


Secure World Foundation

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IGAC conducts training course on satellite information for drought early warning systems

IGAC conducts training course on satellite information for drought early warning systems

The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute -IGAC, through its Center for Research and Development of Geographic Information (CIAF), conducted a workshop on 27 October 2016 on the use of satellite information in early warning systems to deal with drought phenomena. The workshop was attended by professionals from entities including the National Institute of Innovation and Transfer in Agricultural Technology of Costa Rica  (INTA), and the Agricultural Planning Unit - UPRA of Colombia.

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Fri, 09/12/2016 - 02:51


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UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission conduct a training course in Santo Domingo

Training course in Santo Domingo on drought indices

The UN-SPIDER programme of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the National


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Tue, 26/07/2016 - 05:40

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