UN-SPIDER Updates October 2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the October 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

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

  • 20/10/2019

    The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Working Group on Data and the International Science Council’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) have released a report on the next generation of disaster management systems. As disasters and the number affected by them increase due to climate change,… Read more

  • 14/10/2019

    Release earlier this year at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Africa Earthquake Model paints a complete picture of earthquake risk to the continent in terms of damage to buildings and direct human and economic losses. The model lays out the African portion of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation global maps released in December 2018. 

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  • 02/10/2019

    On 19 September, Bing announced that the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda are the first African countries to have an open buildings dataset. As a result of a joint venture between Bing Maps, Microsoft Philanthropies and Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps (HOTOSM), 18 million building footprints have been established, of which 7 million in Uganda and 11 million in the United Republic… Read more

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Title Organized by City Country Date
60th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Vienna Austria 02/06/2023 to 02/17/2023
2nd CEMS Global Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Meeting

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

02/08/2023 to 02/09/2023
Geo Week: The Intersection of Geospatial and the Built World

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

MAAPS

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD)

The World Geospatial Industry Council

Denver Northern America 02/13/2023 to 02/15/2023
8th IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2023

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Planetary Defence Coordination Office

The Planetary Society

Vienna Austria 04/03/2023 to 04/07/2023