October 2011



• UN-SPIDER and China cooperate on providing satellite images and maps of Thailand floods
• UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Pakistan supported World Space Week Activities
• UN-SPIDER’s RSO in Algeria provides flood maps of the city of El Bayadh
• UN-SPIDER contributes to the Humanitarian Partnership Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region
• UNOOSA contributes to the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management  (GGIM)
• UN-SPIDER training course on the use of radar images for flood response - CRECTEALC, Mexican Campus
• UN-SPIDER contributes to the 4th Pacific Humanitarian Team Annual Meeting, 17-21 October 2011, Suva, Fiji
• Contractor (Junior Level) Editorial Support and Graphical Design  – UN-SPIDER Bonn Office

Community News

• International Charter: Space and Major Disasters
• Sentinel Asia
• How space technology aids flood response
• Satellite images reveal  extent of Rena oil leak
• A Look Back at a Decade of Fires – History of space-based fire-monitoring
• Thailand: Satellite Data Centre for disaster management
• Satellites help combat desertification and monitor degrading lands
• Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 Years in Orbit
• Climate researchers warn of data crisis


Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

Upcoming UN-SPIDER events


• Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response, Geneva, 16 November 2011
• United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management “Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping”, Beijing, 22 - 25 November 2011
• UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting – Ensuring Access to Existing Opportunities, Vienna, 8 – 9 February 2012

Upcoming events supported by UN-SPIDER

• “APSCO Training Course on Environment and Disaster Monitoring Through Space Technology” Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 November to 1 December 2011

UN-SPIDER mailing list migration

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