UN-SPIDER September 2012 Updates

from UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
Published on 30 Sep 2012

Issue Date: Thu, 04/10/2012

In this issue:

  • UN-SPIDER at a glance
  • UN-SPIDER Newsletter “Crowdsource Mapping”
  • UNOOSA: Brochure on United Nations Programme on Space Applications
  • UN-SPIDER partners support coordination for earthquake in China

News from our Regional Support Offices

  • CATHALAC: Flooding in Haiti and the Dominican Republic mapped
  • CATHALAC: Support after Guatemala Volcano Eruption
  • Argentina: CONAE becomes Regional Support Office
  • Ukraine: Sich-2 Data for Cameroon Floods
  • IGAC: Remote Sensing Techniques to analyse Landslide Susceptibility
  • SUPARCO: Report on Rapid Crop Damage Assessment

News from our Community

  • International Charter strengthens its contribution to disaster management worldwide
  • International Charter activated seven times in September
  • SPOT 6 Satellite launched
  • UN Report stresses Importance of Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • MetOp-B weather satellite launched
  • USGS: Over 9 million downloads of free Landsat data
  • NASA satellites show “hot towers” of Hurricane Isaac

Upcoming events

  • China SatNav Conference calls for papers
  • "Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change" - United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management
  • United Nations International Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response