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Nigeria Regional Support Office

Short Title: 

Nigeria
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latitude: 

9

longitude: 

7

At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The RSO in Nigeria was established in 2008 with the mandate to promote and support the use of space technology within and outside of Nigeria for the management of the full disaster cycle including prevention and mitigation.

Available expertise: 

The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is staffed with three technical experts in remote sensing and GIS. The RSO has a Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Ile-ife, Osun State. Nigeria is in collaboration with the UNOOSA African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education.
The office is equipped with three desktop workstations, one A3 desktop scanner, one Laserjet printer and broadband internet service (230 kbps).

Available databases and space-based information: 

The RSO just concluded the archiving of Landsat thematic mapper and enhanced thematic mapper images covering all of Nigeria. The images' dates range from the 1980s to 2004. The imagery is multispectral with a spatial resolution of 28.5 metres. Images are acquired from the University of Maryland Global Landcover Facility, USA (http://ftp.glcf.umd.edu/data/landsat). The RSO also compiled NigeriaSat-1 satellite imagery for Niger with a spatial resolution of 32 metres.

About the host institution: 

The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).  NASRDA is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria.

The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.

Its vision is to make Nigeria build indigenous expertise in developing, designing and building appropriate hard- and software in space technology as an essential tool for its socio-economic development and enhancement of the quality of life of its people.

<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Godstime James</em><br /> Coordinator, UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria<br /> Remote Sensing and GIS Expert<br /> +234-8022739154<br /> <a href="mailto:godstimej@gmail.com" title="godstimej@gmail.com">godstimej@gmail.com</a><br /> </p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Shaba Halilu</em><br /> Director, Department of Strategic Space Applications<br /> +234-8037874003<br /> <a href="mailto:drhalilu@yahoo.com" alt="drhalilu@yahoo.com" title="drhalilu@yahoo.com">drhalilu@yahoo.com</a></p> <p><strong>Address</strong><br /> National Space Research and Development Agency<br /> Obasanjo Space Center, Pyakassa Junction<br /> PMB 437 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria<br /> <a href="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng" alt="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng" title="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng">http://www.nasrda.gov.ng</a></p>

Algeria Regional Support Office

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Algeria

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Algeria is hosted by the Algerian Space Agency (Agence Spatiale Algerienne, ASAL). It was established during the third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development on 7 December 2009 in Algiers.

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Country/Region: 

latitude: 

37

Free tagging: 

longitude: 

3

At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Algeria is hosted by the Algerian Space Agency (Agence Spatiale Algerienne, ASAL). It was established during the third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development on 7 December 2009 in Algiers.

This RSO, which covers both North Africa and the Sahel region, was established as a part of the Central Agency for Civil Protection. In case of an emergency, it will liaise between the end-users of space-based information and the Algerian Space Agency, which will act as a value-adder to space-derived data.

 

<p>RSO Algeria Coordinator:<br/> Ms. Nacima RACHEDI<br/> <a href="http://www.asal.dz" target="_blank">http://www.asal.dz</a></p>

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