Virtual technical advisory support to Niger


To continue strengthening the capacity of the General Directorate for Civil Protection of the Niger to use space-based information to respond to floods in the country, and at the request of the Director of the National Civil Protection Directorate of the Niger, UN-SPIDER carried out a second online training course on flood mapping with Sentinel-1 radar imagery in Google Earth Engine. A total of 36 participants from the Directorate, the National Civil Protection Academy and other government agencies, as well as from the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, took part in the training course, which was held on 11 and 12 August.

Training participants were introduced to the basic principles of radar remote sensing, learned to use the relevant recommended practices, explored the process with selected case studies and presented the results in geographic information systems as flood maps.