October 2008

                                                    UN-SPIDER October 2008 Updates
In this issue:


  • UN-SPIDER International Workshop in Bonn/Germany
  • United Nations Activates International Charter for Floods in Yemen
  • Mr. Lorant Czaran Joins UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER as Head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office
  • United Nations Agencies Confirm UNOOSA’s role as Cooperating Body to the International Charter
  • 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: The Role of Information Technology in Relief Activities
  • The Past and Future of Crisis Mapping – A Personal Account
  • Third COSMO-SkyMed Satellite Launched from California
  • Satellite Data Reveals Extreme Summer Snowmelt in Northern Greenland


  • The International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation – Special Issue on Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Management

Conferences and Workshops

  • “9th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG)” in Vienna, Austria, 5-7 November 2008
  • “Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas - USEReST 2008” in Naples, Italy, 11-13 November 2008
  • “International Symposium GeoTunis 2008 – 3rd Edition” in Tunis, Tunisia, 26-30 November 2008  

UN-SPIDER Regional Workshops/Activities Supported by UNOOSA

  • “L'Outil Spatial au Service de la Gestion des Catastrophes et des Situations d'Urgence en Afrique” – Rabat, Morocco, 10-12 November 2008.
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