September 2010



  • High Level Conference “Space for the African Citizen” in Brussels
  • UN-SPIDER strengthening ties with Crisis Mappers at ICCM 2010 in Boston
  • SpaceAid supporting response to floods in Senegal
  • Research on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal as a human-technology network
  • Read our latest Newsletter and follow UN-SPIDER on Facebook and Twitter

Community News

  • Sentinel Asia covering volcano eruption in Indonesia and flash flood in India
  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters activated nine times in September
  • SAFER activated for fires in France
  • NASA Administrator launches SERVIR-Himalaya Programme with ICIMOD in Kathmandu
  • MapAction reviews challenges of gathering and managing spatial data sets in humanitarian emergencies
  • Satellite to provide images of disasters
  • ESCAP launches Asia-Pacific mechanism on drought monitoring and early warning
  • DMCii-LED project exploits satellites to strengthen UK disaster response


Conferences and Workshops

  • 4th United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development”, Bonn, 12-14 October 2010
  • The 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Incorporating space-based information and technologies into DRR and CCA; Incheon, Korea, 25-28 October 2010
  • 8th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25-29 October 2010
    Pacific GIS and RS User Conference; Suva, Fiji, 23-26 November 2010
  • 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment: “The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring”, Sydney, 10-15 April 2011
  • Gi4DM 2011 – GeoInformation for Disaster Management; Antalya, Turkey, 3-8 May 2011
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09 2010 UN-SPIDER Updates.pdf (67.42 KB) 67.42 KB