April 2010

In this issue:


  • CATHALAC becomes new UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office
  • UN-SPIDER at the Second Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nairobi
  • UN-SPIDER conducts Special Session during the 2nd Hemispheric Encounter on National Mechanisms and Networks for Risk Reduction in Santa Marta, Colombia: “Space-based Applications for Managing Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in Latin America and the Caribbean”
  • SpaceAid supports response to China Earthquake; bridging space data providers with disaster management authorities
  • UN-SPIDER participates in the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting in Bangkok
  • UN-SPIDER visits the National Focal Points of Thailand in GISTDA

Community News

  • Monitoring the Gulf Coast oil spill
  • Using satellite imagery to assess the ash cloud after volcanic eruption
  • Ukraine to launch Sich-2 earth observation satellite
  • RapidEye collects one billion km² of satellite imagery in just over a year
  • NASA enters into partnership with JAXA
  • ESA has purchased a second Sentinel-2

Conferences and Workshops

  • International Training Course on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Management Support with Emphasis on Geological Risk Management, 12 April – 07 May 2010, Dehradun, India
  • 3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC, 30 May - 03 June 2010, Davos, Switzerland
  • RapidEye Fusion Workshop, 19 May 2010, Berlin, Germany
  • UN/Turkey/ESA Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits, 14-17 September 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa, --NEW DATE: 6-9 July 2010--, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • CEOS/WGISS-29 Meeting, 17-21 May 2010, Bonn, Germany

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010 Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse, 27-28 May 2010, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Second Ukrainian conference Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security (GEO/GMES – Ukraine), 14-17 June 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine
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