UN-SPIDER Updates January 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the January 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of our latest Recommended Practice, which explains how to map floods and assess related damage using Sentinel-1 data and Google Earth Engine. This step-by-step procedure provides a useful outline of floods, while overlaying the flood extent with land use and population information to instantly output statistics such as area of cropland and number of population within the damaged areas. It aims to be a simple and quick tool for users of any experience level to obtain an overview of a flood event.

The Recommended Practice can be accessed on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal: www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/recommended-practices/recommended-practice-google-earth-engine-flood-mapping

Below the updates, you'll also find an events calendar with upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the community.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

News from the community

Title Organized by City Country Date
60th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Vienna Austria 02/06/2023 to 02/17/2023
2nd CEMS Global Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Meeting

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

02/08/2023 to 02/09/2023
Geo Week: The Intersection of Geospatial and the Built World

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

MAAPS

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD)

The World Geospatial Industry Council

Denver Northern America 02/13/2023 to 02/15/2023
8th IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2023

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Planetary Defence Coordination Office

The Planetary Society

Vienna Austria 04/03/2023 to 04/07/2023