The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Group of Earth Observations (GEO), with the support of DigitalGlobe, are organizing the Discovery Day 2016 meeting in Geneva on the 11th of May 2016 at the headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization.
The Discovery Day on Benefits of Advanced Earth Observations and Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery is about to start in Geneva. Read more about it...
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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