Central America

UNOOSA and SICA join forces to enhance the use of space technologies in Central America

On 11 May 2021, Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA, and Mr. Vinicio Cerezo, Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding for both institutions to work together to further their shared goals and objectives regarding the use of space science and technology for sustainable socio-economic and environmental development.


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Sat, 22/05/2021 - 21:33

Tropical Storm Earl in Central America

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response, using VIIRS data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

On the 2nd of August 2016 the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) captured an image of tropical storm Earl. This tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea already reached Belize, Central America, with winds up to 128km per hour and heavy rainfall. Most of the country was reported lacking electricity and the international airport in Belize City was closed.


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Sat, 06/08/2016 - 03:49

Regional Workshop on integral disaster risk management in Central America

Participants discussed recent advances, challenges and needs.

UN-SPIDER participated in the Regional Consultation and Awareness Raising Workshop on Integral Disaster Risk Management in Central America which took place in Panama City, Panama, from 26 to 28 November 2013.


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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:55

Central America: New Portal for Disaster Risk Management launched

The Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC) in Guatemala launched on 19 November 2012 an online Platform for Information and Communication for Integrated Risk Management: www.info-gir.org. The website offers a range of information and applications that help strengthen mechanisms for coordination and institutional and sectoral communication between the Central American countries.


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Tue, 20/11/2012 - 14:32

CATHALAC: Analysis on fires in Central America

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) published a new study about fires in Central America. The analysis was carried out in the context of SERVIR - a Regional Visualization and Monitoring System created by NASA, USAID, CATHALAC and other partners.

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Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:21

UN-SPIDER Newsletter June 2008

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Tue, 24/06/2008

                                                   UN-SPIDER NEWSLETTER JUNE 2008
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