UN-SPIDER Updates February 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the February 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates and would like to make you aware of an upcoming event and two opportunities organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) that might be of interest to you.

From 24 to 27 April, UNOOSA and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) are organizing the United Nations/China Forum on Space Solutions in Changsha, China. Applications for self-funded participants are open until 14 April 2019. Details are available on the UNOOSA website.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has teamed up with the Space Generation Advisory Council to launch the Space for Youth Competition. If you're under 35 and passionate about space, make to submit your contribution to the competition until 22 March 2019. Details are available on the UNOOSA website.

The Drop Tower Experiment Series is a fellowship programme of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in which students can learn and study microgravity science by performing experiments in a drop tower. Applications for the 6th cycle close on 31 March 2019. Details are available on the UNOOSA website.

Below the updates, you'll also find an events calendar with upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the community.

Enjoy the read!

UN-SPIDER at a glance

News from the community

Title Organized by City Country Date
UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference on Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management - "Early Warnings for All"

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)

Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surface (ZFL), University of Bonn 

Bonn Germany 03/12/2024 to 03/14/2024
Introductory Webinar: Introduction to Lightning Observations and Applications

NASA ARSET

03/26/2024 to 04/02/2024
63rd session of the Legal Subcommittee (LSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Vienna Austria 04/15/2024 to 04/26/2024
UN/Costa Rica/PSIPW Sixth conference on the use of space technology for water management

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Government of Costa Rica

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

San José Costa Rica 05/07/2024 to 05/10/2024
3rd International Conference Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World

MYRIAD-EU

Risk KAN

University of Potsdam

Amsterdam Netherlands 06/12/2024 to 06/13/2024
67th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Vienna Austria 06/19/2024 to 06/28/2024