This webinar will feature a presentation from UNOSAT staff responsible for geospatial work on human security, human rights and humanitarian response to violent conflict.
The presentation will cover:
- A review of recent satellite imagery analysis projects that focus on technical details as well as interactions with UN partner agencies.
- Satellite imagery acquisition, analysis, data development and other day to day activities of UNOSAT.
- UNOSAT explorations into more advanced methods, crowdsourcing, and other research topics.
- Basic aspects of UNOSAT work on disaster response.
UNOSAT, the Operational Satellite Applications Program of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a center of excellence for satellite imagery and geospatial analysis within the UN system. Based at the CERN research facility outside Geneva, Switzerland, UNOSAT was initially created as a project within UNITAR in 2001 and subsequently became a full-fledged Program in 2006. UNOSAT utilizes geospatial technologies to address critical international issues in the areas of human rights and security, disaster response, humanitarian relief and territorial development planning. Currently UNOSAT responds to requests from UN partner agencies and produces tangible output in the form of products (maps and geographic information layers) and services (dynamic mapping of crises, damage assessment, in-field deployment, technical assistance, analysis, and more).
- Gabriele Almon, GIS & Data Analyst Technical Lead, NetHope
- Lars Bromley, Principal Analyst, UNOSAT, Geneva