SEWS-D Activities and Events

In this page you will find information on recent and upcoming events conducted by the government agencies involved in this project and the partners.

 

UN-SPIDER / CNE Regional Expert Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 2016:

UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic carried out the “Regional Expert Meeting: Use of Space-based Information in Early Warning Systems for Drought”. The meeting  was conducted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 18 and 19 July. The meeting was used to share information on advances made by government agencies where the project is being implemented and by the partners.

 

UN-SPIDER /and CNE conduct a training programme for the EIGEO group in Dominican Republic in July 2016:

UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic carried out a training course on the UN-SPIDER Recommended Practices focusing on drought indicators.   The training course, conducted from 20 to 22 July 2016, targeted the members of the EIGEO group and was conducted by experts from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil and the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute of Colombia.

 

UN-SPIDER conducted Expert Missions to Guatemala and El Salvador in July

Staff from UN-SPIDER  met with staff from government agencies in Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss advances related to the project. The opportunity was used to provide these government agencies the updated version of the VIC and SVI maps which have been generated using the upgraded version of the Recommended Practices that mask out pixels covered with clouds.

 

 

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