Unmanned Aerial Systems for Rapid Mapping




11 Sep - 13 Sep 2013

Duration of event:

3 days


Geneva, Switzerland

Programme area:

Satellite Imagery and Analysis


No fee

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Participation subject to application approval by UNITAR. Notification will be sent once application selection process has been finalized.
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Deadline for application: 4 September 2013


The workshop will explore the potential civilian applications of UASs for Rapid Mapping during humanitarian crises and complex emergencies. It will bring together researchers, companies and end-users from the EU and UN in particular to test and discuss the applications of various UASs.
The workshop will be comprised of three major activities: a data-aquisition phase during which the UASs will be showcased, a data post-processing phase, and a series of discussions during the application sessions.

The application sessions will explore relevant themes in the cutting-edge world of UASs, from user needs and R&D needs to legal aspects of UAS operations and urban search and rescue applications.

Event Objectives

The workshop aims to provide a qualitative comparison of different systems to demonstrate their diverse strengths and the most relevant usage scenarios for rapid mapping.

Content and Structure

The workshop is extended over 3 work days structured around the following topics:

Day one: Data acquisition

Day two: Data post-processing

Day three: Application Sessions


This is a full time, workshop comprising lectures and GIS lab exercises using local datasets and real scenarios (80% lab exercises, 20% lectures and discussions).

Targeted Audience

European civil protection bodies, European Commission DGs, EU Agencies, EU member states, UNITAR-UNOSAT stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries, UAS hardware/ service suppliers.

Additional Information

Co-organised by:
European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) &
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)

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Find JRC´s description of the workshop by clicking on the following link:


Please note that registrations are processed subject to availability.