[TZGISUG] [UN SPIDER] Updates December 2012

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Tue Jan 8 17:27:15 EAT 2013

Dear colleagues,

Happy and prosperous new year to you, your families and colleagues!

We are happy to share with you the December 2012 issue of the UN-SPIDER

The Updates are available for reading or downloading on:


In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

 UN-SPIDER supports APSCO Training course on Earthquake Monitoring
 International Meeting of Crowdsource Mapping successfully concluded
 Typhoon Bopha: UN-SPIDER facilitates activation of Charter

News from our Regional Support Offices

 SUPARCO/FAO issue study on rapid crop damage assessment in Pakistan in
 International Workshop on flood risk mapping using spatial technologies
 Károly Róbert University College establishes new Remote Sensing Laboratory
 Hyperspectral data plays important role in environmental monitoring

News from our Community

 Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing
 Cyclone Evan: International Charter activated three times
 UNOOSA/Japan establish Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies
 Galileo: First navigation signals transmitted by FM3
 Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
 Floods the most frequent disaster in Asia in 2012

Upcoming events

 28 January-2 February 2013: Application Mapping Techniques and Geographic
 Information Systems (GIS) for Landscape Interpretation and Representation
 6-8 February 2013: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Geo- and
 Environmental Information and Communication
 11-15 March 2013: United Nations/Pakistan International Workshop on
 Integrated Use of Space Technologies for Food and Water Security

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