Mission goals and strategic priorities include: Act according to the European Commission INSPIRE principles and coordinate with the UNSDI development process. Support national/cross-border implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. Awareness raising on SDI at political level. Strengthen cohesion between stakeholders and other interested parties ie. public services, SMEs and SDICs. Provide synergies in local, regional, national and global dimensions with outreach towards EU neighbouring countries
From our daily mail: Mr. Oscar Rafael Schlenker of UN-SPIDER, the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response wrote in his message arrived today: "Please find attached the UN-SPIDER August 2010 Updates. Please forward this E-Mail to colleagues who might benefit from receiving the information.
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If you wish to unsubscribe please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject line.News 1. SpaceAid support to flood relief in Pakistan 2. UN-SPIDER strengthens Technical Advisory Support in the Philippines 3. UNOOSA and JBGIS Publish Booklet on “Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management - Best Practices and Examples” 4. Disasters covered by Sentinel Asia in August 5. International Charter Space and Major Disasters activated five times in August 6. SAFER activated for floods in Pakistan 7. Flood mapping for Pakistan by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 8. Planet Action to support more projects 9. China launches "Mapping Satellite-I" 10. New maps of Central America for Risk Management 11. FAO launches real time fire monitoring website Conferences and Workshops 4th United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development”, Bonn, 12-14 October 2010 Benefitting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region; Kathmandu, Nepal, 4-6 October 2010 The 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Incorporating space-based information and technologies into DRR and CCA; Incheon, Korea, 25-28 October 2010 8th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25-29 October 2010 Pacific GIS and RS User Conference; Suva, Fiji, 23-26 November 2010 Gi4DM 2011 – GeoInformation for Disaster Management; Antalya, Turkey, 3-8 May 2011"