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New UN-GGIM strategic framework provides guidance for use of geospatial information and services in disaster risk management

UN-GGIM Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters

The Working Group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters (WG-GISD) of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) has published a "Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disaster

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The 60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The 60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will take place in Vienna from 7-16 June 2017. COPUOS was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 to govern the exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity: for peace, security and development.

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MHEWC Side Event Discusses How to Strengthen Drought Early Warning Systems

Drought Early Warning Side Event in MHEWS Cancun 2017

UNOOSA teamed up with FAO to host a side event, on behalf of eight additional partners, during the afternoon session of the first day of the Multi-

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Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference Opened in Cancun

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference Opened in Cancun

The highly anticipated 2017 Multi-

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NASA’s Images of change show human impact on Earth

Images courtesy of NASA.

NASA’s platform Images of Change has added new series of images that show how the mankind has changed the planet. The images were being captured over time and then compared; the changes can be seen clearly. They show e.g. shrinking glaciers, deforestation, urbanization, lake level fluctuations and other phenomenon.

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UNOOSA at COP 22

With the entry into force of the Paris climate change agreement on 04 November 2016; the Conference of Parties to the Climate Change Convention (CoP) in Marrakesh is essentially the first conference of parties dealing with its implementation.  As in previous CoPs, delegations from many Member States are meeting to agree on the ways in which the Paris agreement will be implemented.

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UNOOSA participation at COP 22

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Flood Map : Water Level Elevation Map (Beta)

Flood Map application is a small contribution using our programming skill towards the fight against natural disaster like flood & probably save a life.

 

  • Flood Map may be useful to some extent for flood risk assessment or in flood management, flood control etc.

  • Flood Map may help to provide flood alert/flood warning if flood water level at certain point is rising.

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Data Application of the Month: Forest Fires

Around 330-431M ha around the world is affected by forest fire every year (cf. Giglio et al. 2010).  Forest fire is a natural

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Upcoming first release of the SMAP data

Artist’s conception of SMAP taking data from orbit (Image: NASA)

NASA will release on August 2015 the first Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) data, the beta version of L1 radar and radiometer data. The SPAM mission was developed in order to record surface soil moisture measurements with high levels of accuracy and resolution.

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New app shows nearest climate change impact

First step to get located and informed about surrounding geographic data (Image: Esri)

A new app called Field Notes, developed by the mapping technology company Esri, allows identifying the impact of climate change in the surroundings of the user's area.

This new product could help governments, academics and policymakers, among others, to prepare for the upcoming events caused by climate change. At the same time, it creates a higher understanding about the world and the ongoing changes.

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