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United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management – “Disaster risk identification and response
October 23, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - October 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM UTC+0
The UN-SPIDER Beijing Office is pleased to announce the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management – “Disaster riskidentification and response” from 23-25 October 2013. The International Training Programme “Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Assessment using Space technology” will be organised for 25 participants of the conference.
The conference will cover the following topics:
- Operational initiatives/programmes/projects on disaster risk identification, assessment and monitoring
This session will discuss proven and operational work from various countries in disaster risk identification and prevention using space-based information. The disaster managers and experts from member countries will be invited to share practical work carried out at the national and regional level focusing on the mechanisms, methods and national programmes of disaster identification and prevention with focus on space-based information.
- Advanced research and development in use of space based information in Disaster risk assessment
This session will focus on latest research and development to improve on-going disaster risk identification and assessment practices. The experts from centres of excellence will be invited to share research outcomes and advanced knowledge to benefit the national disaster management programmes. The focus will be on new models, methods, approaches and data integration from multiple sources (including space based information) for disaster risk identification and assessment.
- Preparing for effective disaster response and rapid mapping by knowing risks
This session will provide insight into latest practices and opportunities to monitor risks and prepare for effective disaster response. Several new tools and technologies related to gathering disaster risk and response related information will be discussed, such as crowd sourcing, space information based products with open access and integration of such information ensure public safety from potential risks.
- Cooperation mechanism for improving disaster risk management
This session will discuss existing opportunities, mechanisms and provide elements to plan cooperation programmes to improve disaster risk management at national and regional level. The session will also offer opportunities to discuss programmes to be planned jointly with the UN-SPIDER and partner organisations in 2014, such as technical advisory missions, capacity building programmes and outreach events.
- Special session on Drought Risk Assessment
In collaboration with the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO), a special session “Drought Risk Assessment using Space Technology” will be organised for the benefit of APSCO member countries.
The conference will organise side meetings to discuss the cooperation related to rapid response mapping, information sharing and cooperation project on drought assessment for Africa.
An International Training Programme will be organised for 25 participants with support from the APSCO and National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC).
Title: Hands on training programme on “Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Assessment using Space technology”
Dates: 27-31 October 2013
Mr. Shirish Ravan Email: [email protected] Telephone: (+86) (10) 6353 3527