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Cameroon - National Training course

In 2011 UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission in order to assess the potential of space-based information in responding to these hazards.

Date: 
05/05/2012 - 09/05/2012
Title of Training: 
Remote Sensing for Disaster Management
Trainers: 
Experts from Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Target Group: 
Some 25 participants from DPC/MINETAD and representatives various other ministries and universities attended the training. In addition, 7 participants from other Central Africa states (Burundi, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon) participated.
Training Profile: 
The training was conducted in French language using software donated by Esri (ArcGIS 10 French) and the ILWIS Academic version. The group had access to recent very high resolution Quickbird sample images over hotspots in Cameroon, courtesy of Digital Globe, Inc. The training covered basic elements of remote sensing, GIS basics and simple data extraction and geo-referencing techniques, accompanied by various presentations and visual material on use of remote sensing for disaster management.
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Annual Report of International Charter Space and Major Disasters published

Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:40
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48.8482
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2.30443

India: Developing a satellite-linked disaster warning system in Gujarat

The government is already working in the implementation of this project

The Indian state of Gujarat is planning a project to set up a satellite-linked disaster warning system along Gujarat's coastline to alert fishermen during adverse weather conditions.

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Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:09
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22.2587
longitude: 
71.1924

How low-cost satellites could benefit emergency response

The satellites ould help identify which roads have collapsed after an earthquake

In September 2013, the private company Skybox Imaging will launch the first of 24 low-cost satellites into space with the potential of enabling first responders to see hourly snapshots of disaster-

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 07/08/2013 - 12:04

Japan: The world's first satellite communications helicopter

Sakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, Japan, seen from space

This will significantly enhance the crisis response and coordination activities of Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA): the AS365 N3 helicopter.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06
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36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

Télécoms Sans Frontières improves satellite communication in the Sahel

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) is supporting the work of the UN and NGOs in the Sahel region through the installation of satellite connections and communication centres.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 15/08/2012 - 12:47

DOCOMO Eyes Completion of New Disaster-preparedness Measures

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it has nearly completed implementation of a wide range of disa

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 16:20
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35.6895
longitude: 
139.692

How space technology aids a flood response

BANGKOK, 11 October 2011 (IRIN) - As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 16:29
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13.7234
longitude: 
100.476

Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Fri, 28/10/2011
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
16/11/2011
Venue: 
Palais des Nations
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Co-organisers: 

with the support and collaboration of Secure World Foundation (SWF)

Language of event: 
English

 

Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting:

Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Vienna
Basic Information
Date: 
05/07/2011 - 06/07/2011
Venue: 
Vienna International Centre
Venue Country: 
Austria
Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

with the support and cooperation of the Government of Austria and Secure World Foundation

Language of event: 
English
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48.2348
longitude: 
16.4169