Workshop on Combating Disaster and Climate Change in Arid Regions

The Egyptian Society for Environmental Change, Matrouh University, Delta State University together with UN-SPIDER organised a workshop on "Combating Disaster and Climate Change in Arid Regions Using Space-based and Geospatial Technologies".

This workshop provided training in the capture, processing, analysis, and use of space-based data for use in combating the effects of climate-change driven disasters in arid regions. Special emphasis was placed upon spatial-temporal analysis methods which aid in the processing of freely available satellite data products and services to understand and mitigate against the effects of climate-induced disasters.

The overarching objective was for participating scientists, engineers, and technologists to use the techniques presented to support decision makers in the creation of science-based plans and policy at regional and national levels.