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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 2 Introduction to UNOSAT Continuity Thematic Temporal Quality Innovation

3 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 4 Introduction to UNOSAT

5 MAPPING Research, Analysis & Applications IN-FIELD Technical Support and Capacity Development PROJECTS & METHODOLOGY Training, Design, Knowledge 5

6 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

7 7 UNOSAT integrated response model for humanitarian relief and development Demand for geo-information

8 8 UNOSAT Rapid Mapping 2012

9 9 Introduction to UNOSAT Videos Short overview of rapid mapping Examples of the importance of continuity

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15 15 Introduction to UNOSAT Video Capacity development for Disaster Risk Reduction: IGAD

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

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19 19 UNOSATs work and its ability to directly improve the lives of some of the worlds most vulnerable and threatened people is a unique resource Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

20 24/7 hotline:


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