September 2008

                                                       UN-SPIDER September 2008 Updates
In this issue:


  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop for the Pacific
  • Pilot Study in Sri Lanka for Hazard Warnings with Satellite Technology
  • Satellite Phones Make Cowboys Wildfire Spotters
  • China Launches Natural Disaster Monitoring Satellites
  • Dnepr Rocket Launches Earth-Watching Satellite for Thailand
  • UNOOSA Assistance for Floods in Nepal and Bihar/India
  • Spring School on Spatial Solutions for Disaster Management in Brazil

Conferences and Workshops

  • 9th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG)” in Vienna, Austria, 5-7 November 2008
  • Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas - USEReST 2008” in Naples, Italy, 11-13 November 2008
  • International Symposium Geotunis 2008 – 3rd Edition” in Tunis, Tunisia, 26-30 November 2008
  • Cartography and Geoinformatics for Early Warning and Emergency Management: Towards Better Solutions” in Prague, Czech Republic, 19-22 January 2009

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • Second United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: "Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap" in Bonn, Germany, 13-15 October 2008
  • "5th UN-wide Meeting on the Use of Space Technologies for Emergency Response and Humanitarian Assistance" in Bonn, Germany, 16 to 17 October 2008
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshops/Activities Supported by UNOOSA
  • “L'Outi Spatial au Service de la Gestion des Catastrophes et des Situations d'Urgence en Afrique” – Rabat, Morocco, 10-12 November 2008.
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