February 2010

In this issue:


  • SpaceAid supports response to Chile earthquake
  • UNOOSA partners with UNECA, UNEP, and RIT to examine the effects of the Global Economic Crisis on poverty through natural disasters impacts
  • Two new UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Pakistan and Ukraine
  • Follow-up activity in Namibia to further develop the Namibian SensorWeb Pilot Project on flood management and vector- and water-borne disease modeling
  • UN-SPIDER online: new developments on the Knowledge Portal, UN-SPIDER now on Facebook and Twitter
  • UN-SPIDER appears on German TV network programme covering Haiti earthquake
  • Follow-up after the early response phase: UN-SPIDER continues support to Haiti

Community News

  • UN assisting Chile in aftermath of massive quake; including provision of satellite phones
  • Space Agencies of Ukraine and Germany discuss cooperation on data exchange in remote earth-sensing
  • United Nations University and ESRI to collaborate on GIS research and training
  • RADARSAT-2 improvements to enhance Earth Observation applications and utilizations
  • Mexican relief organizations expand use of Iridium in Haiti recovery efforts
  • Communications between ‘first responders’ in Haiti to be strengthened – ITU

Conferences and Workshops

  • Conference on current legal issues for satellite earth observation, 8-9 April 2010, Vienna, Austria
  • 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

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Events

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop "Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa", 25-28 May 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

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