About UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference:
UN-SPIDER Conference 2019 is open for applications.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) established the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) in 2006 as a programme to be implemented by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The General Assembly mandated UN-SPIDER to provide universal access to all countries and all relevant international and regional organizations to all types of space-based information and services relevant to disaster management to support the full disaster management cycle.
The International Conference aims to contribute to increased use of big space data approaches and satellite-based application in African countries to respond to challenges posed by natural hazards. More specifically, the event aims to:
- Showcase recent advances and identify challenges to the use of space-based information, big data approaches and artificial intelligence techniques such as machine learning in disaster management in Africa.
- Present and provide a hands-on experience of space-based applications through tutorials on technical solutions ranging from standalone desktop packages to cloud computing environments that facilitate the access to and use of space-based data and information products for disaster management.
- Build on the outcomes of UNOOSA international conferences and symposia to identify capacity-building needs and opportunities regarding full use of the increasing amount of space-based information and new techniques to access, combine, process, analyze and present the data.
- Provide a forum to discuss partnerships to facilitate access to data and applications tailored to the needs of disaster management stakeholders in Africa.
- Get involved in contributing to Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa.
- There is support (but limited) to participants from Member States. The support will defray the cost of travel (round-trip ticket – most economic fare – between the airport of international departure in their country of residence and Bonn, Germany) and/or room and board expenses during the duration of the event.
This conference is open to staffs:
- with professional experience in their working sector.
- also, with professional experience relevant to the event.
- United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) / UN-SPIDER Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), University of Bonn.
- German Aerospace Center (DLR)
How To Apply:
- The deadline for applicants seeking funding is 30 August 2019.
- The deadline for self-funded applicants is 18 October 2019.