The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and China State Oceanic Administration’s (SOA’s) National Satellite Ocean Application Service (NSOAS) signed on 30 August 2012 a cooperation agreement on the exchange of oceanographic satellite data
Jointly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, UN-SPIDER is organising the international conference "Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change". The Conference will take place on 7-9 November 2012 at Zhongmin Plaza, Beijing.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
In the last few decades, Earth observation has become an essential tool to deal with global challenges, such as poverty reduction, ecological protection, natural resources management, biodiversity, migration, urbanization and global change.
On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the Chinese BeiDou/COMPASS satellitemodel was inaugurated on 8 June 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The model is donated by the People's Republic of China.