UN-SPIDER May 2012 Updates

 The UN-SPIDER May 2012 Updates contain the following topics:

UN-SPIDER at a glance:


  • Technical Advisory Mission to Cabo Verde: Call for experts
  • Space-based Information for Crowdsource Mapping: Join the Discussion Forum
  • UN-SPIDER continues to provide support to Pacific Island Countries
  • UNOOSA opens Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia
  • Follow-up training of Technical Advisory Mission in Cameroon
  • UNDP Africa Human Development Report Acknowledges UN-SPIDER
  • UN-SPIDER participates in development fair “Engagement connects”
  • UN-SPIDER participates in Workshop on Use of Space Applications in Humanitarian Operations
  • New section on the Knowledge Portal 

News from our Regional Support Offices

  • IGAC and Colombian Calamities National Fund sign agreement
  • Károly Róbert College and Hungarian National Directorate General for Disaster Management strengthen cooperation
  • CATHALAC: First National SMIT Workshop


News from our Community

  • Envisat: ESA declares end of its mission
  • International Charter activated for volcano eruption in Guatemala
  • International Charter activated for floods in China
  • Publication: Ecosystem Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • International Charter: New issue of newsletter available


Upcoming Events

  • Postponed: United Nations International Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping
  • 55th session of COPUOPS
  • UNOOSA organizes Rio+20 side event “Space for Sustainable Development”



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