UN-SPIDER Updates June 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the June 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of an upcoming UNOOSA online side event on "Space Technology for Resilience", which will take place on on 8 July 2020, 08:00 – 09:00 ET, New York, as part of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event aims to increase awareness about space technology, share knowledge between existing initiatives and present practical examples of how UNOOSA and the international space community are supporting resilience-building efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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UN-SPIDER at a glance

UNOOSA Annual Report 2019.
25/06/2020

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has released its 2019 Annual Report. The 2019 report focuses on building resilience and highlights many projects and initiatives that UNOOSA engaged in during the past year to... Read more

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured the fires over Borneo on 13 September 2019. Image: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.
08/06/2020

The head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn office and a visiting scientist from the Universidad Católica de Manizales conducted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Satellite Products and Services for the Management of Forest Fires” on 10 June. The aim of... Read more

Fire burning in northern New Mexico captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 in June 2013. Image: NASA.
08/06/2020

At the end of April and the beginning of May 2020, Peten, the northern province or department of Guatemala, experienced severe forest fires that forced Guatemala’s National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) to request the... Read more

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Image: ©FAO/Sven Torfinn.
05/06/2020

On 12 June, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) hosted a webinar on “Space-based inputs for locust early warning and preparedness” as... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Pakistan Regional Support Office

News from our Regional Support Offices

Federal University of Santa Maria Logo. Image: University of Santa Maria.
17/06/2020

The Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) has become the newest member of the network of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices, which now consists of 24 institutions around the world. The agreement between the University and the United... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Brazil Regional Support Office
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Satellite image over the eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. Image: European Space Agency.
09/06/2020

To support emergency response efforts, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has mapped the extent of floods in Bangladesh following Cyclone Amphan, which caused widespread damage in the country and... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
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Desert locust suitable habitat survey map. Image: SUPARCO.
04/06/2020

The Space Application Centre for Response in Emergency and Disasters (SACRED) of the Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission of Pakistan (SUPARCO), a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, is using space-based information to analyze areas... Read more

Regional Support Offices mentioned: Pakistan Regional Support Office
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News from the community

Global 3D model of urban areas, generated using TanDEM-X Satellite data. Sophisticated AI procedures are used. Image: DLR/ TUM.
16/06/2020

The Munich Technical University (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have launched a new initiative focussing on the development of artificial intelligence technologies in Earth observations. The Future Lab “Artificial... Read more

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Anak Krakatau captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 on 13 April 2020. Image: NASA.
02/06/2020

Most of the volcanic activities are rapidly evolving phenomena, and thus, hard for volcanologists and disaster management agencies to monitor and predict. In the last four decades, however, due to the proliferation of new and innovative... Read more

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Issue Date: 

Monday, July 6, 2020
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