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Myanmar: Training the use of Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management

UN-SPIDER and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), prospective Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, are jointly organizing a national training course on Geo-informati

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Tue, 27/11/2012 - 11:53
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19.75
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Open Source Hands-on GIS workshop for Disaster Management using QGIS and GRASS

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Mississauga
Basic Information
Date: 
08/10/2013
Venue: 
Dewey College
Venue Country: 
Canada
Event Organisers: 

Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) and Dewey College in Mississauga

Co-organisers: 

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the International Association of Geo-information & Communication Technology (AGeoICT)

Language of event: 
English

The Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM) and Dewey College in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada jointly organize one day workshop during the

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43.589
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Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 07/11/2011 - Fri, 11/11/2011
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
<p>One of the recommendations of a <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/tam-en/5841/dominican-republic-technical-advisory-mission">Technical Advisory Mission</a> in 2010 was for the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to establish an inter-institutional group that focuses on the processing of satellite imagery to generate space-based information for disaster-risk management and disaster response efforts. As a way to contribute to the implementation of this recommendation, UN-SPIDER carried out a follow-up mission from 7-11 November 2011.</p>
Host Institution: 
National Emergency Commission (CNE)
Mission Team: 
<p>Experts from UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC</p>
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission took place under the coordination of CNE, serving as Secretariat to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response, with the support of experts from CATHALAC and IGAC in their role as Regional Support Offices to UN-SPIDER. This mission included an inter-institutional workshop to elaborate the operational framework for the Geo-Spatial Information Team which will target efforts in the areas of risk management and disaster response. Additionally, meetings with representatives from government agencies, the United Nations, the European Union, and the International Cooperation Agency of Spain were arranged.</p> <p>The three-day workshop took place in the facilities of the Commission and gathered technical staff from the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Civil Defense, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, and Health; the National Institutes of Water Resources, Statistics, and Military Cartography; the National Meteorological Office, the Institutes of Geography and Seismology of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the Technological Institute of the Americas, and the Red Cross.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The workshop participants recommended to the National Emergency Commission the establishment of the Geo-Spatial Information Team (EIGEO) as a structure for all of these institutions to work together in a coordinated fashion. The team will focus on the generation of space-based information to be used by the Technical Committee of the CNE, the Emergency Operations Center (COE), and other ministries in their efforts to respond to a variety of events which can trigger disasters, and in areas related to prevention, mitigation, and early warning.</p> <p>In addition, participants recommended the establishment of a coordination group integrated by representatives from the EOC, the Military Cartographic Institute (ICM), Ministry of Environment and the National Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI) which could oversee all activities conducted by the team and could serve as a liaison with UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC, and other regional and international organizations. The participants concluded the workshop with an outline of short-, medium-, and long-term activities to be carried out by the team, some of which will set the bases for further work. This set of activities constitutes already a Plan of Work which will guide the work of the team in years to come.</p> <p>Using this opportunity, CATHALAC donated to government institutions participating in this workshop the most recent radar satellite image mosaic of the Dominican Republic, which was acquired by CATHALAC recently.</p> <p>Based on the recommendations emanating from the workshop, the Director of CNE outlined the tasks that the CNE will conduct as a way to institutionalize the team within the framework of the existing legislation (Decree 147-02) and will designate a member of the Commission to preside over the team. In a complementary fashion, it was agreed that UN-SPIDER would follow-up through two activities:</p> <ul> <li>A virtual training course on GIS offered by IGAC in November and December 2011;</li> <li>A training course on remote sensing applications to disaster-risk management and emergency response to be conducted in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012.</li> </ul>

UN-SPIDER builds hazard mapping skills in Sri Lanka

From 14 to 17 of August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted the Capacity Building Programme “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka”, as a follow-up to the Technical Advisory

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Fri, 24/08/2012 - 15:29
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6.82451
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80.9859

Satellite Industry partners up with militaries in the Pacfic

Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the international non-profit association of the satellite industry, collaborated with Pacific-Area militaries to conduct an international training to improve disaster prepa

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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:30

DLR supports establishment of IWG-SEM

After the workshop the German Space Agency (DLR) has organized in September 2011, the Joint Research Centre (JCR) hosted a follow-up meeting in Ispra in April 2012, during which the International

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Fri, 08/06/2012 - 16:18
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45.8151
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8.60995

Hands-on workshop: Open Source GIS and WebMapping for UN staff 20 and 21 November 2012

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Vienna
Basic Information
Date: 
20/11/2012 - 21/11/2012
Venue: 
Institute of GVienna University of Technology,eoinformation and Cartography
Venue Country: 
Austria
Event Organisers: 

The Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)

Co-organisers: 

Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Geoinformation and Cartography.
The International Symposium on Service-Oriented Mapping (SOMAP 2012)

Language of event: 
English

From 20 to 21 November 2012, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will be hosting a hands-on workshop on “Open Source, O

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48.2082
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Workshop on Use of Space Applications in Humanitarian Operations in Warsaw, Poland

In recent years several regions of Poland have experienced extremely large floods that have affected many communities and sectors of development.  The floods in May and June 2010, characteri

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 09:17
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52.2297
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21.0122

UN-SPIDER April 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2012

The UN-SPIDER April 2012 Updates contain the following topics:

UN-SPIDER at a glance:

Fifth International Summer School and Conference Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE 2012)

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Johor Bahru
Basic Information
Date: 
16/07/2012 - 20/07/2012
Venue: 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Venue Country: 
Malaysia
Event Organisers: 

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Language of event: 
English

 An interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the application of Geoinformatics with focus on developing countries.

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