Virtual technical advisory support to Colombia


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.