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UN-SPIDER/NASRDA/NEMA/NIHSA/ZFL Virtual expert meeting discusses space-based solutions for disaster risk management and emergency response in Nigeria

The Niger Delta. Image: ESA.

In recent decades, communities in Nigeria have experienced disasters triggered by floods, droughts, landslides, coastal erosion, oil spills, and other natural and technological hazards that have eroded hard-won development gains. Taking note of advances in space technologies and other technological innovations.

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Space-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response in Nigeria

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The Niger Delta. Image: ESA.

To continue efforts to make use of the opportunities made available by the space community, UN-SPIDER, NASRDA, NEMA, NIHSA and the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces of the University of Bonn (ZFL) joined forces to carry out the UN-SPIDER/NASRDA/NEMA/NIHSA/ZFL National Virtual Expert Meeting on the use of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response in Nigeria. The virtual expert meeting focused on the use of space technologies to improve disaster risk reduction in Nigeria.

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13/04/2021 to 15/04/2021

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National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)

NOSDRA was established in 2006 as an institutional framework to co-ordinate the implementation of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) for Nigeria in accordance with the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC 90) to which Nigeria is a signatory. Since its establishment, the Agency has been ensuring compliance with environment legislation in the Nigerian Petroleum Sector.

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Nigeria plans to develop its own satellite

The Niger delta (Image:ESA)

Nigeria plans to develop, manufacture and launch its own satellite by 2030, according to Dr. Spencer Onu, the Center for Satellite Technology Development’s (CSTD) Director. He also added that the components needed for building the space artifact are presently being developed.

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Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:38

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Nigeria uses seismological stations to monitor disasters

Flood in Kano State, Nigeria in 2013 (Image: The Eagle Online)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced seven seismic monitoring stations in the country to reduce disasters associated with natural hazards. The stations have been completed, tested and are now ready for use.

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Tue, 02/06/2015 - 08:33

Made-in-Nigeria satellite to be launched in 2018

International Space Station shows a reservoir on the Gongola River in Nigeria

On 1 December 2014, the Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama, announced the launch of the first indigenous Nigerian satellite by 2018.

The mission is part of the broader national initiative of developing a strong science and technology apparatus to advance the pace of socio-economic development and infrastructure in the country.

Dr Bulama emphasized the need for Nigeria to develop its own "time and technology" as well as to apply science and technology to the country's economy.

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Thu, 11/12/2014 - 08:28

Nigeria: Launch of National Digital Flood Model

Nigeria is frequently affected by floods. The new digital flood model will help.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National Digital Flood Model. The development of the model was a consequence of the severe flooding in 2012, which caused tremendous economic damages.

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Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:33

Nigeria: NASRDA provides satellite imagery for resource monitoring

Parts of Nigeria seen from Space by NASA's Aqua satellite

The National Space Research and Development Agency of Nigeria (NASRDA), host of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has provided relevant satellite datasets for resource monitoring, socio-economic and intelligent mapping across Nigeria and other parts of the globe, as the website Leadership has reported.

NASRDA Director General, Mr Seidu Mohammed, said that NASRDA satellites imagery were being used by 18 universities, six MDAs and more than 100 academic researchers across Nigeria, Africa, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

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Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:23

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Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria seen from space

The Africa Geospatial Forum, scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 19 and 20 August 2014, had to be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, as the organizers announced: "Considering the wellbeing of our participants, exhibitors and sponsors, Geospatial Media and Communications and Lagos State Government are re-scheduling Africa Geospatial Forum to 9 - 10 December, 2014 at the same venue, when organising such a gathering will yield maximum benefits for all stakeholders involved."

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 07:44

Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

NASRDA logo. Image: NASRDA.

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria. The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.

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