RCMRD

February 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 

Mon, 05/03/2012
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UN-SPIDER News

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Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

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RCMRD

The Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a cooperation agreement on the occasion of the UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop – “Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for

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-1

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37

At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Kenya is hosted by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

Available expertise: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office hosted by RCMRD has staff with varied expertise in applied geo-informatics and geo-management with the combined experience of more than 35 years of its existence.

Facilities and infrastructure:

RCMRD has 3 computer laboratories, 4MBps up/down Internet, 2 Satellite dishes for products download and state of the art servers for geoprocessing.

Available databases and space-based information: 

Space Based:

  • Landsat Products- MSS,TM, ETM (+)
  • Envisat Products- MERIS, ASAR, ATSAR
  • EUMETSAT Products- MSG, METOP,SAF-LSA, SEVIRI,VGT4Africa, MODIS Fire, etc
  • SPOT SCENE Coverage
  • QUICKBIRD/WORLDVIEW Coverage
  • IKONOS/GEOEYE Coverage, etc

 

Other datasets:

  • Selected topographic maps
  • Regional vector databases

 

About the host institution: 

RCMRD, established in 1975, is a premier centre of excellence in the provision of geo-information and allied information communication applications. As part of its mandate, RCMRD, through its programme on early warning, offers capacity building, research, development and innovation services utilizing space technology for disaster risk reduction, disaster management and emergency response.

Capacity Building: 

  • CREST hydrological model
<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Mr. Laurent Vincent Mtaroni</em><br /> Ag. Dir Remote Sensing, GIS and Mapping Department<br /> +25472 3786161<br /> <a href="lvmtaroni@rcmrd.org">lvmtaroni@rcmrd.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Denis Macharia</em><br /> Disaster Lead, RCMRD/SERVIR-Africa<br /> Phone +25472 3786161<br /> <a href="mailto:dmacharia@rcmrd.org">dmacharia@rcmrd.org</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development<br /> Off Kasarani Road<br /> Nairobi<br /> Kenya<br /> <a target="_blank" title="http://www.rcmrd.org" href="http://www.rcmrd.org">http://www.rcmrd.org</a></p>

June 2011

November 2010

Issue Date: 

Fri, 03/12/2010
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UN-SPIDER News

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UN-SPIDER attended the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER was invited to attend the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22nd to 23rd November 2010. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an intergovernmental organization with 15 contracting members States from Eastern and Southern African region. The conference of ministers reviewed annual reports, the recent 2007-2010 Strategic Plan as well as approved a new Strategic Plan (2011-2014).

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Thu, 02/12/2010 - 14:47

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Map Africa 2010- Geospatial Readiness for Building Africa

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Map Africa 2010, which will be held on 23- 25 November 2010 at Cape Town aims to look into many aspects of this technology in building the continent and highlight the significant role that geospatial technologies hold in serving the various building blocks of a nation/continent. The conference intends to provide a unique forum for like-minded people to discuss on the latest offerings of geospatial technologies and how it contributes for social, economic and political development of Africa.

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-34

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23/11/2010 to 25/11/2010

UN-SPIDER Newsletter September 2010

Issue Date: 

Mon, 04/10/2010
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In this issue:

SpaceAid, Case Study, Interview...

 

SpaceAid

Outreach

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July 2010

Issue Date: 

Wed, 04/08/2010
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UN-SPIDER News

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RCMRD joins the network of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices

The Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a cooperation agreement on the occasion of the UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop – “Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for

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Tue, 13/07/2010 - 18:59

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9

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Regional Workshop for the African Continent conducted by UN-SPIDER

From 6 to 9 July 2010, UN-SPIDER successfully conducted its regional workshop for the African continent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). More than 80 senior experts and decision-makers from 27 countries and international organizations participated in this 4-day event, which benefitted considerably from the support provided by the Government of Austria and Secure World Foundation.

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Tue, 13/07/2010 - 18:50

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9

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39

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