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  1. UN satellite image analysis – continuity is key to success GEO-X, Side Event by Secure World Foundation – 13 January 2014

  2. Introduction to UNOSAT • Continuity • Thematic • Temporal • Quality • Innovation

  3. Introduction to UNOSAT • About UNOSAT • UNOSAT is the Operational Satellite Applications Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – entirely dedicated to researching and applying solutions in satellite imagery analysis, mapping and capacity development • A mature UN centre of excellence with global outreach supported by a network of partners worldwide • Since 2003, operational in over 280 emergencies & conflicts

  4. Introduction to UNOSAT

  5. UNOSAT - AREAS OF OUTPUT Humanitarian Aid and Relief Coordination Crisis & Situational Mapping Damage assessment Human Security Monitoring Human Rights Safety and Security Territorial Planning and Monitoring Capacity Development & Technical Assistance In-country project development

  6. UNOSAT integrated response model for humanitarian relief and development Demand for geo-information

  7. UNOSAT Rapid Mapping 2012

  8. Introduction to UNOSAT • Videos • Short overview of rapid mapping • Examples of the importance of continuity

  9. Introduction to UNOSAT • Video • Capacity development for Disaster Risk Reduction: IGAD

  10. Powered by CERN IT • 16 terabytes of data stored at CERN Computer Centre – benefiting from economies of scale (100 petabytes at CERN), i.e. UNOSAT share: 1/6000 • 10 gigabit/second bandwidth • IT-support and server hosting • Virtual machines in CERN-cloud • Computer security • Research environment, collaboration

  11. “UNOSAT’s work and its ability to directly improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and threatened people is a unique resource” Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

  12. www.unitar.org/unosateinar.bjorgo@unosat.org24/7 hotline: +41 76 487 4998