Through its network of Regional Support Offices, National Focal Points and its partners, UN-SPIDER is working with national governments and relevant stakeholders to find strategies to enhance the use of both indigenous or traditional knowledge and the knowledge derived with the aid of space technologies as a way to contribute to disaster risk reduction efforts, to strengthen the resilience of communities at risk, and to contribute sustainable development worldwide.
Booklet "Effective use of Space-based information to monitor disasters and its impacts: Lessons Learnt from Drought in Iran" prepared by Iranian Space Agency now published. This is the second booklet of the series of publications on experiences and best practices by UN-SPIDER's RSOs in the application of Space-based information in disaster risk reduction and emergency response.
Free satellite data obtained from earth observation satellites is useful for monitoring a wide range of hazards including floods, drought, fires, storms, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and has the added bonus in that it is freely accessible to anyone who wishes to use the data. This ease of access of free satellite data makes it a valuable tool to use for all phases of the disaster management cycle.
The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 “ was successfully conducted from 14 to 16 September 2015.
UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office IGAC conducted a Regional Expert Meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 12 to 14 August within the International Geomatic Week carried out by the Geographic Institute Agustin Codazzi (IGAC).
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