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UN-SPIDER Updates May 2018

EvIDENz project convenes stakeholder workshop in South Africa

Participants at EvIDENz stakeholder workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.
Participants at EvIDENz stakeholder workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.
Participants at the technical training as part of the workshop.

Experts from the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and

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New monitoring system strengthens forest conservation in India

Image: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon. NASA.

The National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a programme under the auspices of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has engineered a new monitoring system to observe forest cover change and combat deforestation.

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EvIDENz project conducts second stakeholder workshop in Ukraine

Participants at second EvIDENz stakeholder workshop in Kiev, Ukraine.
Participants at second EvIDENz stakeholder workshop in Kiev, Ukraine.

Experts from UN-SPIDER, the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn, and the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU) have convened in Kiev for a stakeholder workshop in the context of their joint project “Earth-observation-based Information Products for Drought Risk on a National Basis” (EvIDENz).

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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2018

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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2018

Stakeholder Workshop on Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis

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The EviDENz stakeholder workshop is being held to make decision makers and technical staff of several institutions of Ukraine aware of the workflows developed by ZFL and UNU-EHS to assess the impacts of droughts on crops, and to make them aware of their location in the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal.

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14/05/2018 to 16/05/2018

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Kiev

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  • Ukraine

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Space Research Institute (NASU-SSAU), ZFL, University of Bonn, UNU-EHS, UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER

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Stakeholder Workshop on Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis

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The EvIDENz stakeholder workshop is being held to make decision makers and technical staff of several institutions of South Africa aware of the workflow developed by ZFL and UNU-EHS to contribute to the estimation of the impacts of droughts on crops and livestock, to understand drought risks and to discuss a methodological app

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04/06/2018 to 08/06/2018

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Pretoria and Eastern Cape

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  • South Africa

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DiMTEC, University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa, ZFL, University of Bonn, UNU-EHS, UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER

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UN-SPIDER Updates February 2018

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New tool for global severe index allows climate community to assess meteorological drought by terrestrial water storage

A new technique has been developed to help mitigate the effects of drought. The satellite-based drought severity index (DSI) has been created using terrestrial water storage changes from the Gravity

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New geospatial dataset helps assess early signs of drought risks worldwide

Soil erosion due to droughts

The near real-time assessment of drought risks is crucial to enhance food security in vulnerable regions around the world. SERVIR, a joint venture of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now provides a worldwide dataset for the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI), to analyse and visualize vegetation stress on a weekly basis and at a

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