UN-SPIDER Updates October 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the October 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

Below the updates, you'll also find an events calendar with upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the community.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

News from the community

  • 20/10/2019

    The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Working Group on Data and the International Science Council’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) have released a report on the next generation of disaster management systems. As disasters and the number affected by them increase due to climate change,… Read more

  • 14/10/2019

    Release earlier this year at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Africa Earthquake Model paints a complete picture of earthquake risk to the continent in terms of damage to buildings and direct human and economic losses. The model lays out the African portion of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation global maps released in December 2018. 

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  • 02/10/2019

    On 19 September, Bing announced that the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda are the first African countries to have an open buildings dataset. As a result of a joint venture between Bing Maps, Microsoft Philanthropies and Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps (HOTOSM), 18 million building footprints have been established, of which 7 million in Uganda and 11 million in the United Republic… Read more

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Title Organized by City Country Date
EU Space Week 2022

European Commission

EUSPA

Prague Czech Republic 10/03/2022 to 10/06/2022
Geo for Good Summit

Google

Mountain View, CA United States of America 10/04/2022 to 10/06/2022
World Space Week 2022

United Nations

World Space Week Association (WSWA)

10/04/2022 to 10/10/2022
The Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC)

Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

Hyderabad India 10/10/2022 to 10/14/2022
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

10/13/2022 to 10/13/2022
2nd Climate Observation Conference

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)

EUMETSAT

Darmstadt Germany 10/17/2022 to 10/19/2022
Intermediate Webinar: Disaster Assessment Using Synthetic Aperture Radar

NASA ARSET

10/19/2022 to 10/27/2022
GEO Blue Planet 5th Symposium

GEO Blue Planet Secretariat

AIR Centre

University of Ghana

University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana

Accra Ghana 10/24/2022 to 10/28/2022
1st Space4Water Stakeholder Meeting

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Vienna Austria 10/27/2022 to 10/28/2022
UN/Azerbaijan Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Sun, Space Weather and Geosphere

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Bake State University

Baku Azerbaijan 10/31/2022 to 11/04/2022