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United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Location: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Vienna International Centre P.O. Box 500 A-1400 Vienna
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2013-05-24 08:19:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER delivered a statement during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction urging for more investment on "efforts to optimize the use of spatial data infrastructures for disaster risk reduction and disaster management."
2013-05-23 12:18:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Oklahoma Tornado seen from space by NASA and NOAA satellites:
2013-05-22 07:59:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Ever wondered what the International Charter Space and Major Disasters was all about? This Prezi presentation gives you the international mechanism in a nutshell:
2013-05-21 13:11:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)
Curious what our training courses look like? Get a glimpse by watching this video on our training on space-based information for floods in the Dominican Republic last week:
2013-05-21 07:21:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)
Ecuador's first Earth Observation satellite, Pegaso, transmitted its first images of Earth last week. In case you missed it, you can view the video online!
2013-05-17 10:04:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Ice, Ice Baby? Glaciers outside of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets loose an average of 259 trillion kilograms of mass every year. Satellites helped connect the role of melting glaciers to sea level rise.
2013-05-16 08:13:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Yesterday, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction issued a new global disaster assessment report. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commented: "Economic losses linked to disasters are out of control and will continue to escalate unless disaster risk management becomes a core part of business investment strategies."
2013-05-15 08:25:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
Pixel by pixel: For their new Cloudless Atlas of the World, the mapping startup MapBox is meticulously stacking up layers and layers of satellite imagery to then calculate the best, cloud-free pixel. The result is a beautiful cloudless map of the world. Check it out:
2013-05-14 07:13:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
UN-SPIDER is hiring! If you have an advanced university degree in applied space science, geospatial science or a related field and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience, apply to this temporary P-4 level position and become part of the UN-SPIDER team.
2013-05-13 10:37:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
After heavy floods started to affect several cities in Iraq last week, UN-SPIDER has activated its network and was able - through the Indian Space Agency - to disseminate satellite images of the area. UNOSAT subsequently processed the data into a flood map, which is now available on their website.
2013-05-10 13:04:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)
For Android and iPhone users, you can now access USGS digital Topographic maps in your mobile devices!
2013-05-09 10:19:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Do you know that ESA has launched its next Earth Exploration satellite that will be designed to provide, for the first time from space, P-Radar measurements?
2013-05-08 09:35:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Experts estimate that 80 percent of arable land in Iraq is affected by desertification. Iraq is now planing the launch of an Earth Observation satellite to better manage water crises.
2013-05-07 12:33:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Do you work on image and data fusion techniques for detecting, observing, monitoring, mapping, of the many types of natural hazards? The International Journal of Image and Data Fusion (Taylor & Francis) is planing a "Special Issue on Natural Disasters" and is calling for papers!
2013-05-07 08:06:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)
On Sunday, we kicked off our training in Sudan on the use of space-technologies for disaster risk management. Our goal: Build local capacity for a more efficient use of satellite data at the national level in Sudan.
2013-05-06 13:06:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
By measuring the ground temperature, the MODIS sensor on NASA satellites Terra and Aqua can map fires. For example the ongoing wildfires in California:
2013-05-06 08:37:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
International Day of Human Space Flight, Earthquake in China and upcoming training sessions: Read what's new with UN-SPIDER and its community in the April 2013 Updates!
2013-05-03 12:49:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Lift off! Tomorrow at 03:45 CEST, ESA's Vega will be launched with the Proba-V satellite, Vietnam's new Earth Observation satellite VNREDSat-1 and a nano-satellite on board.
Follow the launch live on the ESA stream!
2013-05-01 13:32:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
How ESA maps land deformation caused by earthquakes, volcanic activity or collision between tectonic plates with satellite radar data:
2013-04-30 07:42:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Last week, our Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), welcomed new students to the specialized GIS programme.
2013-04-29 11:14:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria is now a trained project manager for activations of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters!
2013-04-26 07:35:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)
Tracking droughts in New Zealand from space:
2013-04-25 13:56:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Asia and the Pacific are more vulnerable to natural hazards than other parts of the world. The Asian Development Bank has put together some numbers:
2013-04-23 08:27:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)
India will soon have its own satellite navigation system: IRNSS
2013-04-22 14:39:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
A full-disc satellite image of the Earth, taken by our Meteosat 10 satellite at 12:00 UTC on April 22nd 2013, to mark the occasion of Earth Day 2013.
More information about Earth Day: http://www.earthday.org/
View more images on our official Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eumetsat/
2013-04-22 09:27:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Want to learn more about our findings from our recent Technical Advisory Mission to Vietnam? While the official report is currently being developed, we put together some interesting key facts on our Knowledge Portal:
2013-04-19 06:54:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Interview with Mazlan Othman on becoming Malaysia's first female astrophysicist, her career path and her current job as UNOOSA's director
2013-04-18 12:14:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
What's new in Kazakhstan? The country will launch its first remote sensing satellite by the fourth quarter of 2013!
2013-04-17 07:51:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Did you know that GPS data can provide crucial input regarding the spatial extent, magnitude, and direction of motion of an earthquake and its associated aftershocks?
Read our new featured story on the work of COCONet, the Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network!
2013-04-16 13:41:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
Today, the German Aerospace Center took over as chair of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" for the next six months.
2013-04-15 07:39:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Mobile phones and apps can do amazing things in some of the poorest, most remote places on Earth. NOMAD is organizing a Workshop on Linking Humanitarian Organizations with Mobile Data Collection Tool Providers from 15 to 17 May 2013 in Paris.
Pre-registration can be done online!
2013-04-11 13:07:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Google Map Maker is now also available for the UK!
2013-04-11 06:44:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Mapping vulnerable communities through handheld GPS: PADF and Taiwan launched a high-tech disaster mitigation for Haiti
2013-04-10 07:52:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
In 2012, Nigeria was heavily affected by floods. Dr. Seidu O. Mohammed, Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, stresses the importance of space technology for response and recovery in these disaster events.
2013-04-09 14:54:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
Two days left: Participate in our VALID-survey and evaluate ten geo-information products for disaster risk management and emergency response. The poll closes on Friday, 11 April 2013.
We're looking forward to your input!
2013-04-09 12:05:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Iran will launch seven new satellites in the new Iranian calendar year!
2013-04-08 07:03:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
What is Remote Sensing? This great video lecture from the University of Edinburgh gives you a first idea. (It's always good to start the week with an interesting learning experience, right?)
2013-04-05 09:21:54 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)
New study by NOAA: Warming globe will lead to intensified precipitation events
2013-04-04 13:31:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency FDMA is now using the world's first helicopter equipped with a high-speed, real-time satellite data transmission system.
2013-04-04 07:52:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
In March we carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Vietnam, held a workshop on space technologies for food security in Pakistan and organized a joint session with UNISDR on space and disaster risk reduction in Geneva.
Read more about our and our partners' recent activities in our March Updates, now available on the Knowledge Portal!
2013-04-03 12:06:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Over the period March 22-24, 2013, northern and western regions of Ukraine experienced during just three days an amount of snowfall that would normally fall in an entire month. The following rise of temperature caused a high flood risk for the region.
UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Ukraine was able to acquire EO-1 imagery to assess potential flood areas.
2013-04-03 07:06:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)
The launch of the first satellite for the Chinese high-resolution system for Earth observation has been scheduled for April. China plans to launch five to six satellites before the end of 2015 in order to build a spatial, temporal and spectral high-resolution observation system.
2013-04-02 13:54:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Monitoring Fires from Space: Our Regional Support Office in Ukraine talked about "Fire Monitoring using Satellite Data" during a recent workshop on wild fires in Eastern Europe.
The presentation is available on our Knowledge Portal.
2013-04-02 09:18:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Last week, we were in Vietnam to carry out a five-day Technical Advisory Mission. The goal was to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information during all phases of the disaster management cycle in the country.
Thanks to all contributors and partners for this very successful mission!
2013-03-28 10:41:58 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)
Europe and Japan join forces in disaster and disaster risk management: "The triple disaster that hit Japan in March 2011 showed that even the best prepared countries can be overwhelmed by the force of nature. We can better meet these challenges by working together."
2013-03-26 10:03:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Great Plains and Rocky Mountains: Have a look at the first scene captured by the newest USGS/NASA Landsat satellite
2013-03-25 14:13:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
What's new from OGC: Best practice document for Earth Observation Product, Service and Sensor; which is believed in making geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application.
2013-03-21 11:24:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)
UNISDR reports new record of economic losses from disasters 2010-2012 reaches total of $647 billion
2013-03-20 10:05:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
"A scooter can be distinguished from a car" - Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) plans to build Cartosat3, a highest-resolution earth observation satellite.
2013-03-19 09:10:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)
For the first time, the European SatNav system Galileo performed a position fix of longitude, latitude and altitude.
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