We're glad to share with you the March 2020 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates, and would like to make you aware of a new page we have set up on the Knowledge Portal to facilitate the discovery of examples of contributions of space technologies in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The page can be accessed at the following address: http://www.un-spider.org/advisory-support/emergency-support/covid-19.
If you are aware of any other example of the use of space technologies for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, you can submit them to us for inclusion on the page using this form.
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UN-SPIDER at a glance
To support the National Office of Civil Protection (ONPC) of Tunisia and other government agencies in using space-based information for disaster management, UN-SPIDER conducted a three-day training in Tunis from 9 to 11 March. The course highlighted the relevance and usefulness of remote sensing and satellite data as a decision-making tool in risk and disaster management. It focused on the… Read moreCountry/Region mentioned:
- 05/03/2020Regional Support Offices involved: Algeria Regional Support Office, Greece Regional Support Office, Romania Regional Support Office
At the request of, and in coordination with the National Civil Protection Office of Tunisia, UN-SPIDER is conducting a Technical Advisory Mission to Tunisia from 4 to 6 March 2020 to identify the needs of the country to fully take advantage of space-based information for disaster management. In order to discuss the use of space-based information for risk and disaster management to subsequently… Read moreCountry/Region mentioned:
News from the community
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Republic of Korea are working together on a global satellite constellation of three space-based instruments that could track global pollution on an hourly basis. These air quality satellites will measure pollutants,… Read moreCountry/Region mentioned:
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), after months of careful testing, has started to operationally assimilate data from the European Space Agency's Aeolus satellite in its daily weather forecasts. Aeolus measurements have been considered ready for… Read moreCountry/Region mentioned: