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
67th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Vienna Austria 06/19/2024 to 06/28/2024
UN/Austria Symposium 2024 Climate action: transforming space-based technology projects into sustainable services that support policy-making

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Austria

Graz Austria 07/17/2024 to 07/18/2024
Advanced Webinar: Drought Monitoring, Prediction, and Projection using NASA Earth System Data

NASA ARSET

07/23/2024 to 08/01/2024
Global Flood Partnership Annual Conference 2024

Global Flood Partnership (GFP)

Nairobi Kenya 07/24/2024 to 07/26/2024
30 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium

European Space Agency

French Space Agency (CNES)

Montpellier France 09/02/2024 to 09/07/2024
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2024

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

Würzburg Germany 09/30/2024 to 10/04/2024
2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (Indonesian: Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika, abbreviated BMKG)

Banda Aceh Indonesia 11/09/2024 to 11/14/2024
The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 2024 Hybrid Annual Conference

The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)

Vasundhara Emergency Management Foundation (VEMF)

Pune India 11/26/2024 to 11/29/2024
IASI Conference 2024

EUMETSAT

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Nancy France 12/02/2024 to 12/06/2024