September 2009

In this issue:


  • UN-SPIDER’s SpaceAid Framework operational
  • Bonn to host two key UN Meetings – 10th UNGIWG Plenary and UN-SPIDER Workshop
  • UN-SPIDER Keynote Presentation at the International Symposium in Saudi Arabia
  • UN-SPIDER fortifies Capacity Building Strategy at UNU-ITC Seminar
  • UN-SPIDER staff members put heads together in first programme building retreat
  • UN-SPIDER helps develop guidelines for establishing ACPC Climate Activities Database
  • South Africa’s Sumbandilasat successfully in orbit, awaiting full activation
  • Micro-satellites MicroGEM offer improved earth monitoring
  • India launches Oceansat-2 for ocean study
  • Amid widespread droughts and crop failures, satellites could help prevent famines
  • Satellite Images from MODIS Sensor Cover Southern California Forest Fires
  • Satellites show ozone layer depletion levelling off

Conferences and Workshops

  • AfricaGIS 2009: “Geo-spatial Information and Sustainable Development in Africa” in Kampala, Uganda, 26-30 October 2009
  • The Third MERIT Technical Meeting, Niger, 9-11 November 2009
  • Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference 2009, in Suva, Fiji, 1- 4 December 2009
  • The Third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development ALC-2009 - Algiers, Algeria 7 - 9 December 2009
  • The Fourth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, in Montego Bay, Jamaica 7 - 11 December 2009


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