UN-SPIDER organised a a Capacity Building Programme in Bangladesh from 12 to 16 May 2013 on topic “Space Technology for Flood
UN-SPIDER organised a a Capacity Building Programme in Bangladesh from 12 to 16 May 2013 on topic “Space Technology for Flood Hazard Mapping, Flood Forecast and Rapid Mapping in Bangladesh”.
Capacity Building Programme in Bangladesh
Poramate Minsiri, an internet pioneer in applying technology to disaster relief, is setting up interactive maps for monitoring natural disasters.
Calling the effort Team Thailand, the founder of the Kapook portal and thaiflood.com also hopes the maps will eventually help keep tabs on crime in the country.
The UK government is to kick-start an innovative project to fly radar satellites around the Earth, with an initial investment of £21m.
Radar spacecraft can see the planet's surface in all weathers, day and night.
It is hoped that a series of satellites could eventually be launched, enabling any place on Earth to be imaged inside 24 hours - a powerful capability.
The radar money is part of a £200m boost for science announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement.
George Osborne's investment will be matched by industry.
UN-SPIDER NEWSLETTER JUNE 2008
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