UN-SPIDER March 2013 Updates

from UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
Published on 31 Mar 2013

UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • Vietnam: Technical Advisory Mission concluded
  • UNOOSA and UNISDR organize Session on Space and Disaster-Risk Reduction
  • VALID: User Appraisal of "Top Ten" Geo-Information Products
  • UNOOSA/Pakistan Workshop on Space Technologies for Food and Water Security

News from our Regional Support Offices

  • New RSO profiles online: CONAE, ICIMOD and LAPAN
  • UN-SPIDER RSO in Ukraine participates in Workshop on Wild Fires
  • Ukraine: Satellite data to support ice monitoring and flood preparedness
  • Pakistan: Building flash flood resilience in mountainous regions
  • IGAC: Launch of new website of the National Bank of Images

News from our Community

  • Sri Lanka: Making disaster risk information available
  • New instrument on ISS to provide imagery to Developing Nations
  • UN family agrees on plan for disaster risk reduction
  • Vietnam: Launch of first Earth Observation satellite scheduled
  • UN kicks off Global Campaign for Drought Mitigation
  • UNISDR: Economic losses from disasters keep rising
  • OGC: Best Practices Document for Earth Observation Products, Services and Sensors
  • Landsat: First Images Released From Newest Earth Observation Satellite
  • International Charter: March 2013 Newsletter published

Upcoming events

  • 8-19 April 2013: Fifty-second session of the Legal Subcommittee of COPUOS
  • 9-13 April 2013: UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference on Desertification
  • 26-27 June 2013: United Nations/Germany Bonn Expert Meeting on Early Warning - Apply now!
  • 2-4 September 2013: United Nations/Indonesia International Conference on Integrated Space Technology Applications to Climate Change – Apply now!