UN-SPIDER Updates January 2020

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the January 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of our latest Recommended Practice, which explains how to map floods and assess related damage using Sentinel-1 data and Google Earth Engine. This step-by-step procedure provides a useful outline of floods, while overlaying the flood extent with land use and population information to instantly output statistics such as area of cropland and number of population within the damaged areas. It aims to be a simple and quick tool for users of any experience level to obtain an overview of a flood event.

The Recommended Practice can be accessed on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal: www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/recommended-practices/recommended-practice-google-earth-engine-flood-mapping

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