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UN-SPIDER April 2014 Updates

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In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

News from our Regional Support Offices
- ROSA: Floods in Romania monitored by Copernicus EMS
- IGAC: First International Seminar on Remote Sensing
- ICIMOD: Strengthening ties with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

News from our Community
- Indonesia: Launch of advanced disaster monitoring system
- Solomon Islands: International Mechanisms activated for flood response
- International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated five times in April
- ESA successfully launched the first satellite of the Copernicus programme – Sentinel 1
- Copernicus Master: Earth Observation Competition launched
- IWG-SEM released emergency mapping guidelines
- System to track Drought Dynamics developed by University of Cincinnati Geographers
- Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest
New GIS to be launched by Viet Nam in the Mekong Delta

Upcoming events
- 26-30 May 2014, Kiev, Ukraine, Fourth International Conference on Earth Observations for sustainable Development and Security
- 5-6 June 2014, Bonn, Germany: United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information for flood and drought risk reduction
- 22 June 2014, Bangkok, Thailand: Pre-conference event by UN-SPIDER and GFDRR at 6th AMCDRR Apply now! 18-23 September 2014, Beijing, China: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"