Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

As a follow-up to the two preceding advisory support missions to the Dominican Republic, in 2010 and 2011, UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission and organized a one-week training course to strengthen the remote sensing capacities of the inter-institutional Geo-Spatial Information Team for Risk Management to derive flood-related information from satellite imagery. The training course was organized with the National Emergency Commission and three regional support offices: IGAC, CATHALAC and CONAE and took place from 13 to 17 May 2013.


Mon, 13/05/2013 to Fri, 17/05/2013

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Dominican Republic National Emergency Commission (CNE)


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The training that was part of the Institutional Strengthening Mission included lectures and hands-on sessions which were provided by experts from CATHALAC, IGAC and UN-SPIDER. Topics included: introduction to remote sensing for disaster risk management and emergency response; acquisition of satellite data and useful data products for flooding; pre-processing and supervised and unsupervised classification of multispectral images; calculation of indices and change detection with multispectral images; introduction to radar data; use of digital elevation models for hydrologic modelling; use of thermal data for change detection; and introduction to the web portal.

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