June 2010

In this issue:


  • Agreement signed to establish UN-SPIDER Office in Beijing
  • New booklet published on July 2nd by the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
  • SpaceAid supporting response efforts to Tropical Cyclone in Pakistan
  • UN-SPIDER network activities presented at European GEOSS Workshop in Brussels
  • 2nd Ukrainian Conference with international participation: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development and Security

Community News

  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters activated four times in June
  • SAFER activated for flash floods in Var, France
  • Philippine Government keen on geo-hazard mapping
  • The Earth in 3D - German radar satellite Tandem-X launched successfully
  • NASA's TRMM satellite provides rainfall estimate for Cyclone Phet
  • NASA demonstrates tsunami prediction system
  • First simulation test of CISCAI system a huge success

Conferences and Workshops

  • Symposium: 100 Years ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science, Vienna, 5-7 July 2010
  • 9th Training Course on Public Health in Complex Emergencies, Bangkok, 12-24 July 2010
  • 19th Regional Learning Workshop on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Bangkok, 19-30 July 2010
  • IGARSS 30th Anniversary, Honolulu, 25-30 July 2010
  • International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation and Map Asia, Kuala Lumpur, 26-28 July 2010
  • Shanghai Disaster Risk Reduction Forum, Shanghai, 28-30 July 2010
  • 5th Regional Training Course on GIS for Disaster Management, Bangkok, 16-27 August 2010

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa, Addis Ababa, NEW DATE: 6-9 July 2010
  • Fourth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development”, Bonn, 12-14 October 2010

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • Second Ukrainian conference Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security (GEO/GMES – Ukraine), 14-17 June 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 8th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (AARSE), 25-29 October 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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