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Friday, March 29, 2013

Ready to go: 4th HUNAGI Conference


Budapest
Hotel Gellért
April 4, 2013
Between 9:00-18:00 hours
Preliminary registration is required
There is no registration fee, already
transfered reg fees will be returned.
Program
On-line Registration
Conference website

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information in Early Warning Systems

From our daily mail.



Dear colleagues,

Taking into consideration the role of early warning systems in minimizing damages and losses in case of disasters, UN-SPIDER is organizing the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of Space-based Information in Early Warning Systems with the financial support from the Government of Germany. 

The main objectives of the expert meeting are to raise awareness concerning the most recent advances regarding the use of space-based information in early warning systems and disaster preparedness; to identify and systematize areas where space-based information can improve the functionality of existing early warning systems; to identify knowledge management strategies that can facilitate access to and use of space-based information in early warning and preparedness; and to bridge the space and the early warning communities. 

Date: 26-27 June 2013
Place: Bonn, Germany
Participants: The expert meeting is expected to bring together a selected number of participants from national, regional, and international public and private organizations representing the space as well as the disaster-risk and emergency response communities.
Financial Support: A number of qualified applicants from developing countries, who have expressed the need for financial support, will be offered financial support to attend the expert meeting.
Application Deadlines: 
For funded participation: 31 March 2013
For non-funded participation: 15 May 2013

For more information and to apply online, visit the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal: www.un-spider.org/earlywarning
Download the flyer (355 KB): http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/SPIDER_EarlyWarning.pdf

If you have questions about the event, feel free to get in touch with Ms Antje HECHELTJEN: antje.hecheltjen@unoosa.org or tel (0049) 228 815 0677

Kind regards,

the UN-SPIDER team

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Product list of GiziMap, a Hungarian Map Design & Publishing attracted some of the UNGIWG-13 participants


GiziMap's product list of 56 different countries, majority of them covering developing countries raised interest in many UN experts who attended the 13th UNGIWG Plenary meeting held in Istanbul last week including
Mr. Matjaz Prah, OSI coordinator, Office of the Director O-site Inspection Division, CTBTO, Vienna
Mr. T. Suha Ulgen, Senior advisor, Office of the Information and Communication, UN HQ, New York
Mr. John S. Latham, Senior Land and Water Officer (Geospatial Systems) Natural Resources Management and Environmental Department FAO, Rome 
Mr. David B. Kaatrud, Director of Emergencies, Operations Department World Food Programme, Rome
Mr. Kashif Rashid, GIS Operations Coordinator, Department of Emergency Operations, WFO, Rome
Hwa Saup Lee Geographic Information Management Officer of UNDSS (UN Dept. Safety and Security, Field Support Services 
Mr. Jeroen Ticheler, Director, GeoCAT, The Netherlands 
Mr. Patrick Florance, Manager, Geopatial Technology Services, University Information Technology Tufts University, Boston
Mr. György Zsiga, Cultural Routes in Turkey, Antalaya
For further information about GiziMap product please contact  gizimap.mant@mtesz.hu or bgizi@enternet.hu
Note: GiziMap became member of HUNAGI in 2013.