December 2008

                                                    UN-SPIDER December 2008 Updates

In this issue:


  • UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations
  • First Regional Conference on Geoinformatics: Disaster Management and Early Warning Systems, Kuwait
  • ESA Starts to Make Data Available for GMES
  • Satellite-based Flood Response in the Aftermath of Sichuan Earthquake
  • Use of Space-Based Information to Reduce Disaster Risk in Asia-Pacific Region Receives a Boost
  • Web Tool Ushahidi Helps Map Crisis Information via Crowdsourcing
  • China Launches Yaogan V Remote-sensing Satellite

Conferences and Workshops

  • “Cartography and Geoinformatics for Early Warning and Emergency Management: Towards Better Solutions” in Prague, Czech Republic, 19-22 January 2009
  • “Map World Forum” in Hyderabad, India, 10-13 February 2009
  • III Cuban Earth Sciences Convention and Fair, Havana, Cuba, 16-20 March 2009
  • “Processing and Classification of Satellite Imagery” Thematic Session within the VipIMAGE2009 – II ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing in Porto, Portugal, 14-16 October 2009

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • United Nations International UN-SPIDER Workshop: “Promoting the Use of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response” in Vienna, Austria, 2-4 June 2009
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop “Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (second half of 2009)
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop “Promoting the Use of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response in Latin America” in Ecuador (second half of 2009)
  • Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology – From Concepts to Application” in Bonn, Germany, 21-23 October 2009

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • UN-SPIDER/GEOSS Spring School, Argentina
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