Sep 05, 2014

[UN SPIDER] Updates August 2014

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UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • Mongolia: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission concluded
  • New on the Knowledge Portal: Risks and Disasters
  • Two new UN-SPIDER publications

News from our Regional Support Offices

  • New on the Knowledge Portal: Recommended Practices
  • IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI
  • ICIMOD: Closer collaboration with Nepal Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

News from our Community

  • International Charter activated five times in August
  • Turkey set to launch national satellite programme
  • UN-GGIM endorses Global Geodetic Reference Frame
  • WorldView-3 Satellite launched by DigitalGlobe
  • Nigeria: Launch of National Digital Flood Model
  • Discussing Disaster Risk: 5th International Disaster Risk Conference in Davos
  • NASA: TRMM satellite moving towards end of mission
  • Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak
  • Sweden: Unusually intense wildfires captured by satellite
  • RADARSAT-2: Contract extended for India

Upcoming events

  • 8-12 September 2014: High Impact Weather – Event Week 2014
  • 15-17 September 2014, Beijing, China: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management “Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment”
  • 18-22 September 2013, Beijing, China: International training course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space-based Information
  • 8-9 January 2015, Uttar Pradesh, India: Second International Space Conference 2015