Virtual technical advisory support to Colombia


Sat, 01/08/2020 to Mon, 30/11/2020

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UN-SPIDER and the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute of Colombia (a UN-SPIDER regional support office) conducted two webinars for staff at the National Disaster Risk Management Unit and the Geological Survey of Colombia. UN-SPIDER visiting scientists presented the results of and challenges involved in the development of a methodology to map landslides triggered by earthquakes. The webinars also provided an opportunity to discuss the standard operating procedures for the activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. 

In addition, UN-SPIDER was invited to participate in the eighth meeting of chiefs of the information technology offices of institutions linked to the agricultural sector, which was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia. A UN-SPIDER visiting scientist delivered a presentation on the use of Earth observation technologies in the agricultural sector, with a focus on droughts and forest fires. 


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National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) of Colombia

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The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management directs the implementation of disaster risk management, taking into account sustainable development policies, and coordinates the operation and continuous development of the national system for disaster prevention and response - SNPAD.


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UN-SPIDER Updates November 2018

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Thu, 06/12/2018

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Colombia publishes risk atlas to support Sendai Framework implementation

Mocoa landslide in Colombia in 2017. Image: OCHA Colombia / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The Colombian National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, UNGRD) has recently published the “Colombia Risk Atlas: Revealing Latent Disasters”. The publication strengthens the understanding of disaster risks at the national and regional level, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.


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Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:21

European Commission signs Earth observation cooperation arrangements with Colombia, Chile and Brazil

The European Commission has signed Cooperation Arrangement with Colombia, Chile and Brazil. Under the arrangements, the three countries will gain access to the wide range of applications of the Copernicus Earth observation programme and data provided by the European Sentinel satellites using connections between data centres.


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Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:28

Floods in Colombia, Disaster Charter has been activated

Image courtesy of NASA

Floods in Colombia, Disaster Charter has been activated


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Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:47

New Recommended Practice provided by Colombian Regional Support Office

Contraction and expansion of water bodies during La Niña event in Colombia

The Colombian Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER (IGAC) has provided a new Recommended Practice with detailed step-by-step procedures on how to derive useful information from satellite imagery. The practice deals with the changes in the extent of water bodies during El Niño and La Niña events based on optical Spot5 and RapidEye satellite imagery. It can be applied to identify areas that are most exposed to flooding based on historical events. The resulting maps provide useful information for contingency plans to support disaster preparedness.


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Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:03

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Adaptation in agriculture to climatic variability and change

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC in collaboration with the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA” show the paper called: "Using satellite images to identify areas affected by drought" at the international seminar: ADAPTATION AGRICULTURAL SECTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY, which includes the participation of international speakers from Germany, Austria, Chile and Panama; and the participation of national entities.






05/10/2015 to 09/10/2015


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  • Colombia

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Research and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Cundinamarca (Colombia)

The regional office UNSIPER support for Colombia RSO - IGAC


Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research “CORPOICA”

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IGAC: Monitoring mining areas in Colombia

Opencast mining image in the north-eastern of Antioquia, Colombia (Image: IGAC/CIAF)

The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) through its Research and Development in Geographic Information - CIAF, is developing a methodology to support the identification of illegal areas of opencast mining activities in the north-east of Antioquia Department, Colombia, by using remote sensing and geographic information systems.

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 07:34

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IGAC: Preparing for the 2015 International Geomatic Week

International Geomatic Week 2015 will particularly focus on "Geospatial information for building peace"

IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.

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Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:01

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