drought

Expert mission in Salvador 2015

The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to re-visit El Salvador after the technical advisory mission (TAM) conducted in 2014 and to follow-up on on-going efforts. 

Amenazas Principales: 

Fechas: 

jue, 09/07/2015 to Vie, 10/07/2015

Institución Anfitriona: 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador

Mission Expert: 

Juan Carlos Villagran

Perfil de la Misión: 

The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to re-visit El Salvador after the technical advisory mission (TAM) conducted in 2014 and to follow-up on on-going efforts. The mission was used to provide more than 350 maps of the VCI and the SVI (drought indexes) to the Directorate of Civil Protection and to the Environmental Observatory of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador. Another aim was the participation in the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for starting the consolidation of the inter-institutional technical team and to raise awareness regarding UN-SPIDER and the SEWS-D Project to relevant institutions in the country. 

Mission Outcome: 

The mission was used to distribute the updated VCI and SVI maps and to promote the establishment of the inter-institutional team and to provide continuity to the SEWS-D project. 

Training Course for EIGEO 2016

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The training course allowed UN-SPIDER to train the staff of the Geospatial Information Group for Risk Management and

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Fecha: 

20/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

Fecha límite de inscripción: 

Sun, 10/07/2016

Ciudad: 

Santo Domingo

Lugar: 

National Emergency Commission

País: 

  • Dominican Republic

Organizadores del evento: 

UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission (CNE)

Co-organizadores: 

Secure World Foundation

Idioma del evento: 

Spanish

Colombia Regional Expert Meeting and Training 2015

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In recent years, Central American countries have been facing more severe and frequent droughts. Every two years IGAC conducts an international conference entitled “Semana Geomatica Internacional.”  This year, IGAC celebrated its 80th anniversary of its establishment and the SM was invited to attend the event and to give a presentation regarding the UN-SPIDER programme. The UN-SPIDER used this opportunity to co-organize with IGAC a Regional Expert Meeting bringing together experts from the Caribbean, Central America, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia. 

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Fecha: 

10/08/2015 to 14/08/2015

Fecha límite de inscripción: 

Sun, 09/08/2015

Lugar: 

Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC)

Ciudad: 

Bogota

País: 

  • Colombia

Organizadores del evento: 

UN-SPIDER and IGAC

Co-organizadores: 

Secure World Foundation

Idioma del evento: 

Spanish

Drought triggers National Emergency in Bolivia

Bolivia. Image: NASA

On 21 November 2016 president Evo Morales declared a national emergency due to a severe and extended drought intensified by El Nino. The reservoirs providing water to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, are almost dry, provoking water rationing in that city.

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Vie, 25/11/2016 - 06:46

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jue, 11/24/2016

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New recommeneded practice on drought monitoring published

UN-SPIDER published a new recommended practice in its Knowledge Portal outlining detailed step-by-step procedures to support drought monitoring. The practice was developed by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil (UFSM).  The procedure has been used to elaborate drought-related maps for Brazil in recent years.

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New recommended practice on drought monitoring published

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mié, 17/02/2016 - 16:42

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-30

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-54
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UN-SPIDER news: 

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New Recommended Practice provided by Colombian Regional Support Office

Contraction and expansion of water bodies during La Niña event in Colombia

The Colombian Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER (IGAC) has provided a new Recommended Practice with detailed step-by-step procedures on how to derive useful information from satellite imagery.

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Recommended practices on water body changes

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jue, 28/01/2016 - 16:03

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11

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jue, 01/28/2016

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Fifth UN-SPIDER Beijing conference

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for

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Fifth UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference

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Publishing Date: 

lun, 21/09/2015 - 11:04

latitude: 

40

longitude: 

116
lun, 09/21/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 

1

Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12)

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The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.

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40

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12/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

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Ankara

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Congresium Ankara - Ato International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Söğütözü Caddesi No:1/A, 06510 Çankaya

País: 

  • Turkey

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Data application of the month: Precipitation

GPM precipitation measurements of cyclone Pam departing Vanuatu on 17 March 2015. (Credit: NASA)

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Data application of the month: Precipitation
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Data application of the month: Drought monitoring

Agricultural Stress Index (FAO)

What is drought monitoring used for?

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Data application of the month: Drought
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