Oct 02, 2014

[UN SPIDER] Updates September 2014

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UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference “Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment” successfully concluded
  • China: UN-SPIDER Training Course on Space Technologies for Drought Monitoring
  • UN-SPIDER hosts joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Multi-Risk Modelling for Disaster Management
  • New in the UN-SPIDER team: Dr. Joachim Post
  • UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Pacific Policy Makers Dialogue
  • Disaster Risk Reduction: On the way to WCDRR
  • UN-SPIDER participates in 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum
  • Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER to conduct training programme in November
  • Viet Nam: UN-SPIDER Workshop and Exercises scheduled in November

Dataset of the month

  • Our September dataset: USGS’s Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

News from our Regional Support Offices

  • IGAC: Development of Forest Fire Detection and Classification App

News from our Community

*Disaster statistics: 22 million people displaced in 2013

  • SWIR sensor: Seeing through active fire smoke
  • Ethiopia plans to launch own satellite
  • NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally
  • International Charter activated twice in September 2014
  • International Charter: Website relaunched
  • DMCii upgrades its data centre
  • Russia to cooperate with China on satellite navigation
  • Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake
  • UN establishes Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution
  • Disaster Resilience Journal: 42 Days of Disaster Resilience

Upcoming events

  • 20-23 October 2014, Ensenada, Mexico: UN/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology: “Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable”
  • 23-24 October 2014, Berlin, Germany: Satellite Masters Conference
  • 11-14 November 2014, Libreville, Gabon: GEO-XI Plenary
  • 8-9 January 2015, Uttar Pradesh, India: Second International Space Conference 2015