Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) has activated the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" on 29 July 2013, in order to deal with the current and potential damages derived from the flood, that have alread
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) have established a United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies for nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at KIT.
The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in cooperation with the University of Tokyo held the United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium in Nagoya, Japan, from 10 to 13 October 2012 as part of the activities of the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI) of UNOOSA. In total more than 300 participants from approximately 40 countries participated in the Symposium.
On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the University of Tokyo are jointly organizing the Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium that will take place in Nagoya, Japan, from 10 to 13 October 2012.
The Symposium is part of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications in 2012 developed within the framework of the UN General Assembly.