Nov 04, 2013

[UN SPIDER] Updates October 2013

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UN-SPIDER at a glance
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  • Malawi: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission successfully concluded
  • UN-SPIDER and IFRC launch World Disasters Report
  • China: UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference on Disaster and Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring
  • China: Capacity Building Programme on Space technology for Flood & Drought Risk Mapping and Assessment
  • China: Interactive training session for NDRCC
  • Internships at UN-SPIDER’s Vienna or Bonn offices

News from our Regional Support Offices
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  • Columbia: IGAC organizes Geomatics week
  • UNOOSA Director visits Regional Support Office in I.R. Iran
  • ICIMOD announces Grants Programme for geospatial Tools and Services

News from our Community
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  • Africa: 2013 TIGER workshop held
  • Haiti: New geoportal for spatial and environmental data launched
  • India and US to launch joint weather satellite
  • ESA: Making satellite flood maps easily available
  • China: Fengyun Weather Satellite successfully launched
  • Southeast Asian Nations collaborate on satellite fire data
  • United Nations celebrate International Day for Disaster Reduction
  • SPOT Vegetation: New portal for free satellite data
  • International Charter activated six times in October 2013

Upcoming events
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  • 11-22 November 2013, Sanya, China: Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation
  • 9-11 December 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam: 9th International Conference on Geoinformation for Disaster Management (Gi4DM)