August 2011

In this issue:



  • UN-SPIDER SpaceAid Framework supports information flow in crisis in the Horn of Africa 
  • Support to Sudan: Follow-up activities after Technical Advisory Mission  
  • Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka taking shape 
  • Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management 2011  
  • NDRCC and UN-SPIDER provide drought monitoring mapping products to support the Horn of Africa Crisis 
  • UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal: meet new team members and tour the Space Application Matrix reloaded  
  • UN-SPIDER / CRECTEALC Training Course in Mexico  
  • UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to be conducted in Chile  
  • Support to Burkina Faso: Follow-up activities after Technical Advisory Mission  
  • UN-SPIDER and EMERCOM working together to ensure support to Central Asia  
  • Volcano Hotspot mapping for Mount Cameroon 
  • Update from the VALID project  
  • United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management – GGIM  
  • ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) – UN-SPIDER to meet with leading Asian disaster management organisations  
  • Review article on using Satellite Communication for Disaster Management will be published soon  
  • Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and South Sudan  
  • UN-SPIDER contributing to ITU’s work  


Community News

  • Sentinel Asia supports Taiwanese disaster response to Typhoon Nanmadol  
  • International Charter activated for Hurricane Irene and Flood in Nigeria  
  • SAFER activated for fires in Greece and Italy and for an update of the situation in the Horn of Africa
  • UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria responds to flood disaster in Nigeria  
  • Satellites in the developing world  
  • Connecting Environmental Observations with Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh  
  • Remote Sensing based technology being introduced to forecast floods  
  • CDEMA publishes situation report on Matthieu Dam's collapse  
  • Dnepr rocket boosts seven satellites into Earth orbit  
  • New satellites battle pollution 'ghosts'  


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

Upcoming events supported by UN-SPIDER

  •  Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User Conference, Suva, 28 November – 2 December 2011

Conferences and Workshops

 We maintain a Calendar of Events with upcoming Conferences, Meetings and Events relevant to the area of space-based solutions for disaster management and emergency response. The Calendar can be viewed at



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