April 2011


  • SpaceAid resource page improves information and data flow related to floods in Namibia
  • First Announcement: UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response
  • Double anniversary in 2011: 50 years from the first human space flight and 50th anniversary of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)

Community News

  • Sentinel Asia supports disaster response to floods in Kazakhstan
  • International Charter activated for floods in Namibia and fires in Mexico
  • SAFER supporting response to fires in Bulgaria and in Belgium
  • Satellites could aid long-term disaster recovery
  • Earth Observation in Malaria vector control and management
  • SERVIR supports fire management system in Guatemala
  • Chinese satellite seeks to predict earthquakes
  • Astrium GEO-Information looks back on the Chernobyl disaster 25 years later with Earth Observation technologies
  • Space Systems/Loral announces early delivery of Telstar 14R

Conferences and Workshops supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Gi4DM 2011 – GeoInformation for Disaster Management, Antalya, 3-8 May 2011
  • Space for Civil Protection Workshop, Vienna, 5-6 May 2011
  • Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 8-13 May 2011
  • Global Space and Satellite Forum, Abu Dhabi, 9-11 May 2011
  • GISCA 2011. Geoinformatics: Managing Environment, Resources and Risk, Almaty, 19-20 May 2011


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04 2011 UN-SPIDER Updates.pdf (232.81 KB) 232.81 KB