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Space & Aerial Technology Networks & Communities

Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP)

The CZCP of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO; see http://www.earthobservations.org) brings together scientific and non-scientific experts in an effort to support coastal zone management through utilization of Earth observations and derived products. The CZCP focuses both on research and practical applications related to coastal zone management. A strong focus of the CZCP is on information for disaster risk management in the coastal zone.
  • Language: English
  • How to participate: If you would like to interact with the CZCP, e.g. express your interest, ask questions, comment on the web pages, become a member/contributor, or provide information, please, use the forms available at http://www.czcp.org/you_and_the_CZCP
  • Website: http://www.czcp.org

Geohazards Community of Practice

The GHCP is a Community of Practice (CoP) supporting the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, http://www.earthobservations.org). The GHCP originated from the IGOS Geohazards Theme, which formed in the frame of the IGOS-Partnership.

The GHCP brings together groups and individuals involved in various aspects of geohazards, including research, monitoring and risk assessments, mitigation, and adaptation. The GHCP aims to provide a link between the broad geohazards community of practice and GEO in order to:
- ensure that the needs of this community are taken into account in the development of Global earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS),
- facilitate support and participation of this community in the building of GEOSS, and
- promote the use of GEOSS for geohazards-related applications.

The GHCP also provides a communication and coordinating platform for high level policy makers and the broader geohazards community.

Platform for Global DRR Technology

Global DRR Technology aims to become an online Community of Practice (CoP) in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This site provides practical information on DRR Technology, DRR Education, DRR Policy, and mainstreaming DRR into other development issues.

Along with case studies and multimedia coverage of technology, the site offers discussion forums for visitors to communicate and share ideas on topics/articles of interest. Please explore the site and create an account to be further engaged in this global initiative on developing and identifying appropriate DRR technology to build resilient societies.

  • Language: English
  • How to participate: Create an account and log in from the links at the top of the page. There are forum, product assessment, and case study portals where users can contribute.
  • Website: http://www.pr4gdm.org/

UN-SPIDER (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response)

UN-SPIDER is a programme of the United Nations to provide universal access to all types of space-based information and services for disaster management by: being a gateway to space information for disaster management support, serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management and space communities, and being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening. UN-SPIDER is in the process of building an interactive knowledge portal to provide access to relevant information and stimulate information exchange. The programme organizes international and regional events to bring together disaster management and space communities, and is active in raising awareness on the use of space-based technology and information for disaster management. It supports UN member states wishing to enhance their use of space technology for disaster management through technical advisory missions and facilitates capacity building activities.
  • How to participate: UN-SPIDER is an open platform and works with and for all member states of the United Nations as well as with other partners. Please, visit our website to find out how you/your organization could participate in events and contribute to activities.
  • Website: http://www.un-spider.org/

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