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  • UN-SPIDER CRECTEALC visit
    UN-SPIDER visits Mexico Campus of the Regional Centre for Space Science Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean mar Jul 18 2017
    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its programme on for Disaster Management and Emergency Reponse (UN-SPIDER), visited the Mexico Campus of the Regional Centre for Space Science Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC). The visit included meetings with the Director of the Mexican Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (...
  • Regional expert meeting Latin America and Caribbean
    Stakeholders from eight countries convene in Mexico for Regional Expert Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean mar Jul 11 2017
    A regional expert meeting to continue promoting the use of space-based technologies in disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean kicked off today in Mexico City. The event under the title "Enhancing the use of in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems" is run by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER progamme, and the Mexican Space Agency (...
  • UN-SPIDER Updates June 2017
    UN-SPIDER Updates June 2017 lun Jul 10 2017
    The June 2017 UN-SPIDER Updates have been published and can be accessed online at the link below: UN-SPIDER Updates June 2017 page A pdf-version of the Updates is made available below. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive the Updates straight to your inbox next month.
  • Semana geomatica IGAC
    7th International Geomatic Week 2017 in Bogotá organized by Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi (IGAC) of Colombia lun Jul 10 2017
    The Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi (IGAC) of Colombia, a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, is organizing the 7th International Geomatic Week 2017. On this occasion, the event will be held from August 14 to 18, 2017 in the city of Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. This year the International Geomatic Week is focused on "Information technologies for the environmental and productive consolidation of...
  • International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies
    Applications open for United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies, 22-24 November, Bonn mié Jul 5 2017
    Disaster risk reduction and combating climate change and its effects are integral parts of social and economic development, and are essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. This is recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals that were launched in September 2015. The United Nations has recognized the potential of space technology for socio-economic development through...
  • Report on Mapping Multiple Climate-related Hazards in South Asia
    New research report suggests methods for mapping multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia mar Jul 4 2017
    Countries experience multiple climate-related risks that vary spatially and in time, with the combined impact of such risks carrying severe consequences for the population. A new collaborative research study by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change...
  • Basey, Samar province in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013.
    Applications open for 7th Annual UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference, 23-25 October 2017 mié Jun 28 2017
    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is pleased to announce the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – Building Resilience Through Integrated Applications”. The Conference will take place in Beijing from 23 to 25 October 2017. The conference is organized by the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office and follows six conferences held since...
  • European Commission publishes Atlas of the Human Planet 2017 jue Jun 15 2017
    The 2017 edition of the Atlas of the Human Planet by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre was presented during the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting in Cancun, Mexico. It looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas for six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last four decades. The natural hazards included in the Atlas are: earthquakes,...
  • UNOOSA 2016 Annual Report published Vie Jun 9 2017
    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has published its 2016 Annual Report. The report provides an overview of the Office's activities in 2016, with a focus on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. It also highlights partnership agreements signed in 2016 and presents awareness-raising and capacity-building activities conducted, including those of the...
  • The 60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space mar Jun 6 2017
    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. The Committee has since been tasked with reviewing international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, studying...
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices meeting
    The 8th Annual Meeting of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices Commences in Vienna mar Jun 6 2017
    UN-SPIDER is currently conducting its 8th annual Regional Support Offices (RSOs) meeting at the United Nations Offices in Vienna (UNOV). The meeting, which runs from 6-8 June, brings together representatives from participating RSOs and additional supporters of the programme. The RSO network continues to be a  strong pillar within the UN-SPIDER programme, as RSOs contribute to UN-SPIDER activities...
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Expert Meeting for LAC, El Salvador, 2014
    UN-SPIDER Regional Expert Meeting for LAC in Mexico, 11 – 13 July 2017 jue Jun 1 2017
    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, through its UN-SPIDER progamme, and the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) are joining forces to conduct the upcoming Regional Expert Meeting entitled Enhancing the use of Space based information in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems. The Regional Expert Meeting is conducted with the support of Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED)...
  • Kelani river during floods in Sri Lanka, May 2017
    International Charter activated for floods in Sri Lanka mar May 30 2017
    Due to the heavy monsoon rains that have plagued Sri Lanka over the past week, severe flooding and mudslides in the Western and Southern regions have claimed at least 188 lives, displacing a further 112,000 and directly affecting more than 500,000 according to the estimates of Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka (DMC). The International Disaster Charter was activated on 26 May 2017 by the...
  • New GP-STAR publication ahead of side event at 2017 Global Platform jue May 25 2017
    The Global Partnership Using Space-based Technology Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP-STAR) has published a brochure compiled of factsheets pertaining to the use of Earth observation and space-based technology applications, for use in the achievement of specific Sendai Framework components. This innovative offering presents each factsheet in a unified format, with reference to area of...
  • The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Officially Opens jue May 25 2017
    The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 officially opened yesterday in Cancun, Mexico, following its launch on Monday. This highly regarded international forum dedicated to the disaster risk reduction agenda is expected to draw in over 5000 participants from across the globe, over the course of this week. It also marks the first opportunity for the international community to review...
  • 2017 Global Platform: UN-SPIDER's Engagement in Promoting Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework mié May 24 2017
    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme, co-chairs the working session on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction at the 2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, which started on 22 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. The session focuses on the contribution of science and technology to achieving the 2020 Sendai target on national and...
  • MHEWC Side Event Discusses How to Strengthen Drought Early Warning Systems mar May 23 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-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The keynote presentations addressed the topic of “Strengthening drought early warning systems” (UNOOSA) and FAO’s Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS), followed by a panel discussion. The...
  • Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference Opened in Cancun lun May 22 2017
    The highly anticipated 2017 Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference kicked off today in Cancun, Mexico. The Conference will take place over the course of the next two days and is being hosted by the Government of Mexico. It will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), which will be running...
  • Early warning systems in focus mar May 16 2017
    The issue of early warning systems in case of extreme weather events is currently being discussed at the 69th Session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council in Geneva, which will run till 17 May. The principal topic of this session is strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and economies from extreme weather. WMO Secretary General, Petteri...
  • Image courtesy of CONAE
    CONAE and ESA meet with users of space-based information lun May 15 2017
    The Cultural Center of Science in Buenos Aires hosted a meeting organized by the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to present the uses of their satellite missions to the users of . The meeting showed the cooperation efforts between the two agencies and their joint projects as well as their own satellite missions, earth observation programmes and services. CONAE...
  • Burn Severity Map obtained from NBR showing the aftermath of the January 2017 wildfire in the town of Empedrado, situated in the Maule region of Chile
    UN-SPIDER publishes novel Recommended Practice to assess burn severity following wildfires jue Apr 27 2017
    UN-SPIDER has recently developed a novel recommended practice to help contribute in the assessment of areas affected by wildfires. The innovative methodology was cultivated by members of the UN-SPIDER Bonn team, and seeks to assist in both combating and monitoring wildfire incidents by examining post-fire burn severity images. Wildfires are uncontrollable in nature and their effects can be...

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