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UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 Germany Germany

UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 Germany

The application window for the UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 in Bonn, Germany, is now open. The conference is organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER program, and the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) at the University of Bonn, in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and with the support of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany (BMWi).

The conference will address the issues raised and continue to identify challenges, highlighting solutions and fostering partnerships to use space technologies for disaster management in Africa. Please check the official link for more details.

  • Country: Germany
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Multiple regions you can check through official link
  • Deadline: August 30, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    The International Conference is expected to bring together around 80 participants from national, regional and international public and private organizations and institutions that include:

    • Decision makers from government agencies (space agencies, remote sensing centers, civil protection / civil defense agencies, environmental ministries, etc.)
    • Senior officers of regional and international organizations involved
    • Space and remote sensing community experts who focus their efforts on environmental monitoring, disaster risk management or emergency response activities, particularly in the context of extreme weather-related events
    • National Focal Points of UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER
    • Experts of the UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER Network of Regional Support Officers
    • Experts from the Regional Centers for Education in Space Science and Technology affiliated to the UN and other national, regional and international Centers of Excellence.
    • Researchers involved in the use of Earth observation in areas related to climate change, environmental management, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and emergency response efforts.
    • Representatives of the private sector (space and land observation, disaster management, environment, etc.)

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    Benefits :

    During the duration of the event, the support of the organizers will cover the cost of:

    • Travel (round trip ticket – cheaper fare – between the international departure airport in your country of residence and Bonn, Germany)
    • Accommodation and food expenses.
      * Due to funding limitations, organizers may offer support only to a limited number of participants from the Member States. Visit the official link for more details.

    The International Conference aims to contribute to greater use of large-scale data approaches and satellite applications in African countries to respond to the challenges posed by natural hazards. More specifically, the event aims to:

    • Show recent progress and identify challenges for 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 independent desktop packages to cloud computing environments that facilitate access and use of space-based data and products of information for disaster management.
    • Take advantage of the results of UNOOSA international conferences and symposiums to identify the needs and opportunities for capacity building with respect to the 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 those interested in disaster management in Africa.

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    Application Process:

    Apply online through the given link below .

    • The deadline to apply for applicants seeking funding is August 30, 2019 and for applicants not seeking funding is October 18, 2019.

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