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.
The Colombian Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER has provided a new recommended practice. The practice deals with the changes in the extent of water bodies during El Niño and La Niña events based on optical satellite imagery.
During a news conference in Geneva on 16 November 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Mr. Michel Jarraud, commented that the “Severe droughts and devastating flooding being experienced throughout the tropics and sub-tropical zones bear the hallmarks of this
The Argentinean Space Agency (CONAE), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, has provided satellitedata to monitor major flooding caused by the overflow of the Areco and Luján rivers in the province of Buenos Aires.
The Argentinean National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) has been producing information about recent floods based on radar satellite images. In March, the provinces of Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero suffered from intense floods.
Floods, landslides, and droughts are hazards that are triggered by excess or shortage of precipitation. Monitoring precipitation is important to see those hazards coming and to enable decision makers to take measures as early as possible. Precipitation data - together with anciliary data - thus help to prevent that natural hazards turn into disasters.