August 2008

                                                     UN-SPIDER August 2008 Updates
In this issue:


  • UN-SPIDER Workshop leads to successful volcanic crisis observation in Montserrat
  • UN OCHA-ROWA requests UNOOSA to trigger International Charter for Togo floods
  • The Netherlands inaugurate Mobile Laboratory to support UN Environmental Emergency Response
  • Red Cross welcomes IT and Telecommunications Emergency Response Unit in New Zealand
  • Satellite Phone Missions keep thousands in touch with the outside world
  • Nigeria to use Space Technology to fight flood disaster
  • European Commission reveals Pan-European Satellite Plan
  • IIT Kanpur to develop micro satellite
Conferences and Workshops
  • “First International Conference on Remote Sensing Techniques in Disaster Management and
  • Emergency Response in the Mediterranean Region” in Zadar, Croatia, 22-24 September 2008
  • “GeOnG 2008: 1st Forum on Geomatic for Humanitarian Services” in Chambéry, France, 25-26 September 2008
  • Segundo Curso International CRECTEALC – Campus Brasil – Nodo Ecuador: “La Geoinformación en el Manejo de Cuencas Hidrográficas: Movimientos Gravitacionales de Ladera en regiones Andinas” in Quito, Ecuador, 27-31 Octubre 2008
  • "Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas - USEReST 2008” in Naples, Italy, 11-13 November 2008
  • “International Symposium Geotunis 2008 – 3rd Edition” in Tunis, Tunisia, 26-30 November 2008
Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities
  • Second United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: "Disaster Management and Space Technology - Bridging the Gap" in Bonn, Germany, 13-15 October 2008
  • "5th UN-wide Meeting on the Use of Space Technologies for Emergency Response and Humanitarian Assistance" in Bonn, Germany, 16 to 17 October 2008
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshops/Activities Supported by UNOOSA
  • “Iranian Space Agency/UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop: Building Upon Regional Spacebased
  • Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response” Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 6-8 October 2008.
  • “L'Outi Spatial au Service de la Gestion des Catastrophes et des Situations d'Urgence en Afrique” – Rabat, Morocco, 10-12 November 2008.
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