The Colombian Geological Survey (previously INGEOMINAS) is attached to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is part of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI ). It performs basic and applied scientific research on the potential of subsoil resources, tracks and monitors of geological events, manages subsoil information and ensures the safe management of nuclear and radioactive materials in the country.
The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) of Colombia and UNOOSA signed a cooperation agreement to establish a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in 2011. IGAC is promoting the use of within Colombia for a variety of purposes and has been supporting UN-SPIDER in activities conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an RSO, IGAC continues to provide experts for UN-SPIDER's technical advisory support to countries within the region and to contribute to capacity building efforts in the region.
The CCE is the gateway, through which, Colombia can achieve strengthening of knowledge of the Earth and Outer Space by mean of processes of coordination, agreement, institutional and social participation, including modern technologies and the information provided by missions on Communications,
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of for disaster risk management and
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response. The practices deal with a variety of topics such as droughts, floods, agricultural monitoring or land degradation and include detailed information on the data and methodologies used as well as step-by-step instructions.
Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster
The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), host to UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, successfully ended the fourth version of the International Geomatics Week. The 2013 event focused on "geospatial technologies and management of the territory". The event took place from 30 September to 4 October in Bogota, Colombia.
On 30 September 2013, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, will kick off the “Geomatic Week 2013” in Bogota, Colombia. The event aims at promoting academic and technological advances leading to the development of technologies, methodologies and applications in the field of Geomatics.