United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management for Africa
1 to 5 July 2002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

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Keynote Presentation
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Space Technology and Disaster Management - The CEOS/ DMSG Perspective
Levin Lauritson
NOAA, USA
Presentation (5.3 MB)
 
Session I: Space Technology and Disasters
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The Ethiopia Wildland Fire Emergency 2000: Lessons learnt and consequences for improved cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Johann Goldammer
Global Fire Monitoring Center and ISDR Inter-Agency Working Group on Wildland Fire, Germany
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(3.6 MB)
Developing Capacity for Operational Fire Monitoring and Management Systems in Southern Africa
Pauline Dube
Southern Africa Fire Network (SAFNet), University of Botswana, Botswana
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(105 KB)
Combining Local Traditional Knowledge with Modern Remote Sensing Techniques: A Pilot Study from Buzi and Save River Basin in Central Mozambique
Jaime Cumbi
GIS Center - Universidade Católica de Moçambique - Beira, Mozambique
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(1.6 MB)
Earth Observation and GIS-based Flood Monitoring in the Senegal River Estuary and Valley
Souléye Wade
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
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(135 KB)
 
Session II: Disaster Management in Africa
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The Main Disaster Concerns in Tanzania
Ruger Kahwa
Disaster Management Department, Prime Minister's Office, Tanzania
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(570 KB)
National Approach to Catastrophic Situations in Mauritania
Alassane Sogho
Direction de la Protection Civile, Mauritania
n/a
Disaster Management and Data Needs in Nigeria
Kayode Fagbemi
National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria
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(650 KB)

 
Paper (31 KB)
Current Status and Use of Remote Sensing in Disaster Management in South Africa
Richard Weinmann
National Disaster Management Centre, South Africa
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(5.1 MB)
 
Session IIIA: Space Technology and Disasters II
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Potential of Space Technology for Improving Food Security in the Horn of Africa
Bancy M. Mati
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Paper (33 KB)
 
Summary (16 KB)
Development of Advanced Satellite-based Products for Droughts Monitoring
Christophe Sannier
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
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(1.2 MB)

 
Summary (7 KB)
Remote Sensing Solutions for Disaster Management - CSIR's Experience in Africa
Alex Fortescue
Satellite Applications Section, CSIR, South Africa
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(2.7 MB)
 
Session IIIB: Open Session
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RANET Uganda Program
Samuel Senkunda
Department of Meteorology, Uganda
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(1.1 MB)

 
Abstract (9 KB)
Disaster Profiles in Sudan
Abdel Wahab Ahmed
Humanitarian Aid Commission, Sudan
n/a
West African Database
Mamadou Fofana
African Center for Environmental Information, Ivory Coast
n/a
 
Session IV: Earth Observation Satellites
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ESA's ENVISAT Mission - Status and Applications
Micheline Tabache
European Space Agency
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(5.6 MB)
NOAA's Operational Use of Earth Observing Satellites for Hazard Support - Emphasis on African Applications
Levin Lauritson
NOAA, USA
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(4.9 MB)
SPOT 5
Jordi Inglada
CNES, France
Presentation
(3.8 MB)
Radarsat Mission - Status and Applications
Simon Chesworth
Radarsat International, UK
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(2.3 MB)
 
Session V: Other Satellite-based Solutions
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Potential Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa
Sospeter Muiruri
Drought Monitoring Centre, Kenya
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(16 KB)
A Coordinated Proposal by the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency and the University of Roma to Support the Development of Remote Sensing Applications Over the African Continent
Carlo Ulivieri and Marco Castronuovo
Universitá di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
Paper (134 KB)
A Novel International Partnership: The Disaster Monitoring Constellation of Small Low Cost Satellites
Paul Stephens
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, United Kingdom
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(7.9 MB)
AlgeriaSat
Mohammed Arezki Si Mohammed
Centre National de Techniques Spatiales, Algeria
n/a
 
Session VI: Relevant Regional Initiatives
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The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and the role of United Nations in Disaster Reduction
Mohamed Abchir
UN-ISDR, Switzerland
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Africa and the Digital Divide
Lishan Adam
ECA, Ethiopia
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(2.3 MB)
Spatial Data Infrastructure for Africa
Dozie Ezigbalike
ECA, Ethiopia
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(1.9 MB)
A New Challenge to Exploit Image-derived Information and GIS for Contingency Planning and Disaster Management: UN DPKO Perspective
Francisco Jose Igualada and Mohammad
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(3.4 MB)
 
Session VIIA: International Charter Space and Major Disasters
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The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters"
Jean-Luc Bessis
CNES, France
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Activating the Charter for the Nyiragongo Volcanic Eruption, DR Congo
Jordi Inglada
CNES, France
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(277 KB)
 
Session VIIB: High Resolution Imagery and Disaster Management
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High Resolution Satellite Imagery Applications in Disaster Management
Adrian Zevenbergen and Jeff Young
Space Imaging, USA
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(5.6 MB)
High Resolution Imagery: Availability and Use
Unal Turgut
Space Imaging Euroasia, Turkey
n/a
 
Session VIII: Open Session II
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Potential Applications of Space Technology to Landslide Study and Management in Kenya
Galcano Mulaku
Department of Surveying, University of Nairobi, Kenya
n/a
Early Warning System on Disaster Management
André Nonguierma
AGRHYMET, Niger
n/a
The South African Approach for Early Warning Decision Support System Based on Satellite and Rainfall Data
Brilliant Petja
ARC-ISCW, South Africa
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(2.8 MB)

 
Summary
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Software Solutions for Disaster Management
Willem Simons
Oakar Services Ltd., Kenya
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(8.8 MB)
Responsabilités du Secteur Privé dans l'Intégration des Technologies Spatiales en Approche de Gestión des Catastrophes en Afrique
Patrice Sanou
Centre SIG et Télédétection Adjaratou, Burkina Faso
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(1.1 MB)

 
Summary (48 KB)
Solutions/Approaches to Early Warning Systems
Takeste Berhan Habtu and Assefa Dagne
Cybersoft, Ethiopia
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(1.0 MB)
Application of Geographic Information Systems for the Sustainable Environment Development in Africa
Massaer Mbaye
RECTAS, Nigeria
n/a
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Strengthening Remote Sensing for Early Warning, Food Security, and Environmental Monitoring in the IGAD Countries
Gilbert Ouma
Scot Conseil, Kenya
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Coastal Hazards and Remote Sensing
Mahmoud Ahmed
NARSS, Egypt
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(3.3 MB)
Real-Time Space Remote Sensing Data and GIS for Oil Spill Disaster Management in Nigerian Niger Delta - A Call for Paradigm Change
Seyi Fabeyi
Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Paper (34 KB)
Hydro-Niger Project - A WMO Assisted Project
John Ayoade Shamonda
Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Department of Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Nigeria
Presentation
(308 KB)
African Satellite Constellation for Transnational Resource Management: Towards Disaster Prevention
Nicola Morton
Sun Space and Information Systems
Paper (108 KB)
Monitoring Weather and Climate for Disaster Management in the SADC Region
Tinashe Mandaza and Blessing Siwela
South African Development Community
n/a
Ghana's Spaced-based Land-cover/Land-use Mapping, its First Up-date and Strategies for Customizing them for the Poverty-reduction Programmes
Emmanuel Amamoo-Otchere
CERSGIS, Ghana
Paper 1 (145 KB)
 
Paper 2 (152 KB)
UNICEFF-supported Initiative for Developing a GIS-driven Community-based Development Monitoring and Evaluation System (CBDMES) as a type of Anticipatory Disaster Management Information System (ADMIS) in Ghana
Benjamin Akuetteh
CERSGIS, Ghana
Paper (145 KB)
Global Reach
Dejan Flasker
Avanti Communications
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(1.1 MB)
Application of GIS Technology for Disaster Management and Planning
Chris Boehm
Hugin GmbH, Germany
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(12.7 MB)
 
Session IXA: Innovative Approaches to Incorporating Space Technology
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Remote Sensing and Locating New Water Resources
Steve Drury and Margaret Andrews Deller
The Open University, UK
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Summary (7 KB)
Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS to Classify "Modelling Response Units (MRU)" for Regional Hydrological Catchment Management and Hazard Simulation in Southern Africa
Wofgang-Albert Flügel
International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
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(2.9 MB)

 
Abstract (11 KB)
Application of Remote Sensing Technology on the Refugee Impacts on the Physical Environment in Ethiopia
Degelo Sendabo
Ethiopian Mapping Authority
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(42 KB)

 
Abstract (6 KB)
 
Session IXB: Early Warning Systems
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Monitoring Rainfall and Drought in Africa with Spaceborne Scatterometers
Wolfgang Wagner
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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(3.6 MB)
Use of Space Technologies for Refugee Operations in Africa
Amare G. Egziabher and Andrew Alspach
UNHCR
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(2.5 MB)
 
Session X: Implementing Space Technology-based Solutions
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Remote Sensing Applications for the Environment and Human Security by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
Harald Mehl
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) / German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
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(8.0 MB)
The Wide Area Satellite Monitoring Information System
Helena Bosman
Satellite Applications Centre, CSIR, South Africa
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(3.4 MB)
Building Capacity Through Training about GIS Software Functionality
Derek Thompson
University of Maryland at College Park, USA
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(2.5 MB)
Capacity Building in Space Science and Technology for Management and Mitigation of Natural Disasters in Africa
Ekundayo E. Balogun
African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education, Nigeria
n/a
 
 
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