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UNOOSA and Centre for House Science and Engineering Schooling for Asia and the Pacific launch on the web class on Geospatial Purposes for Disaster Ris

UNOOSA and Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific launch on line study course on Geospatial Applications for Catastrophe Ris

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From: United Nations Business office for Outer Place Affairs
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Marking Worldwide Working day for Disaster Reduction currently, the United Nations Business office for Outer Place Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Centre for Area Science and Technological know-how Training for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) affiliated to the United Nations have launched a new on the internet finding out class on how to use house applications for disaster management. 

The training is as a result of a Huge Open up On-line Program (MOOC) that positive aspects from the input of experts from space companies, analysis centres and the area industry all about the globe. It is a cost-free and adaptable education programme for absolutely everyone who needs to greatly enhance their abilities to use geospatial and Earth observation technologies in catastrophe threat administration. 

The course was produced by the United Nations Platform for House-primarily based Info for Catastrophe Administration and Emergency Reaction (UN-SPIDER), a programme of UNOOSA that supports, because its establishment in 2006, countries all about the planet, in particular building nations, in accessing and leveraging house systems for addressing pure and technological disasters, and in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Hazard Reduction 2015-2030.

CSSTEAP is hosted by the Indian Space Exploration Organisation (ISRO) and is one of the Regional Centres for House Science and Education and learning affiliated with the United Nations. The centres aim to develop the skills and expertise of university educators and researchers in room science and technologies, specially in areas that contribute the most to sustainable advancement. 

The MOOC delivers two tracks: Track-1 is for pros fascinated in the latest developments in catastrophe threat management and how geospatial and Earth observation systems add to it. Right after finishing Track-1, contributors have the possibility to keep on with Keep track of-2 to master about geospatial apps for certain disaster kinds in depth. As very well as next the lectures, MOOC members can check their progress by quizzes and set their newly acquired awareness into follow by producing maps and other facts products and solutions applying UN-SPIDER Proposed Techniques to approach and visualize house-based details.   

UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo explained: “Space delivers us with exceptional applications to minimize catastrophe danger, and UNOOSA aims to ensure anyone, almost everywhere, is knowledgeable of these alternatives and can leverage them. This on-line education allows lessen limitations to accessing room details and instruments for disaster management by transferring the essential know-how by way of an agile, electronic system. I am assured this work will contribute to conserving lives and supporting sustainable enhancement worldwide.” 

Chairman of the CSSTEAP-Governing Board/ISRO, Dr. K. Sivan reported: “Geospatial Technological know-how, consisting of area dependent Remote Sensing, Geographic Info Procedure (GIS) and World wide Positioning Program (GPS), offers potent resources for disaster assessment, checking and management. ISRO provides the satellite-dependent, nearly serious-time information and facts aid to appropriate entities and is actively contributing to worldwide initiatives on catastrophe management, together with the Worldwide Charter ‘Space & Main Disasters’, Sentinel Asia and UNESCAP. I am positive that the finding out from this meticulously built MOOC programme will aid contributors find out additional about the potential of Geospatial Engineering to deal with disasters.”

Registrations for the study course are now open up here: https://isat.iirs.gov.in/mooc.php 

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For extra information, be sure to make contact with:

Ottavia Pesce

United Nations Workplace for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Telephone: (+43 699) 1459 8718

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