Regional Support Office

Russia and Ukraine cooperate on disaster management

Fires in Russia seen from NASA's Aqua satellite

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in the Russian Federation, EMERCOM, and the Ukrainian State Emergency Service signed on 17 December 2013 an agreement on cooperation in the area of

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UN-SPIDER's 4th Annual Meeting of Regional Support Offices

Participants of the 2013 Regional Support Office Meeting

UN-SPIDER inaugurated on 11 February 2013 its 4th Annual meeting of Regional Support Offices (RSOs) on the premises of the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. The meeting is a side event of the annual session of the Scientific and Technical Sub Committee of the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) taking place from 11-22 February 2013. The meeting's participants included representatives from eleven of the thirteen RSOs and representatives of agencies from Russia, Indonesia and Nepal.

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Fourth Annual Meeting of Regional Support Offices

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Mon, 11/02/2013 - 12:24

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Argentina Regional Support Office

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Argentina
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At a glance: 

The Argentinian National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) became UN-SPIDER's thirteenth Regional Support Office by signing a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). CONAE’s work as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation.

Available expertise: 

Remote Sensing applications to:

  • Emergency Management,
  • Human Health,
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Monitoring,
  • Socio-Economic Activities Monitoring,
  • Climate, Hydrology and Oceanography,
  • Cartography, geology and mining production,
  • Territorial, urban and regional planning.

Training activities in the region:

CONAE has organized several capacity building activities in the country and the region, related to all the remote sensing applications indicated above.

Long-term educational project on space information for young students (2MP):

Aimed at introducing space information and its applications in the elementary and high school curricula. (https://2mp.conae.gov.ar)

Available databases and space-based information: 

CONAE Córdoba Ground Station:

The Córdoba Ground Station has been operating since 1997 and maintains a record of historical optical and SAR satellite data from the region. For more information please visit: http://catalogos.conae.gov.ar/catalogo/catalogos.html / http://www/centroespacial/esterrenacor.html

 

About the host institution: 

CONAE (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales), is the national space agency of Argentina and has a mandate to design, manage and execute space-related projects and activities for peaceful purposes, under the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship.

CONAE's actions and projects are developed according to the National Space Program which is periodically updated and extended to ensure that it suits the socioeconomic and productive requirements of the country. The 2004-2015 issue of the Program is in force and currently a new revision of it is being developed for the period 2013-2024.

Argentina's Space Program includes three satellite series: SAC, SAOCOM and SARE. Since its creation CONAE has placed in orbit 4 satellites: SAC-A, SAC-B, SAC-C and SAC-D/Aquarius.

SAC-D/Aquarius, launched on June 10th 2011, is an observatory for ocean, climate and environmental monitoring. The mission's primary goal is to estimate sea-surface salinity and also several oceanic, atmospheric and land geophysical parameters. The satellite is equipped with eight instruments, including contributions from NASA/JPL, ASI, CNES and CSA. The SAOCOM 1A spacecraft is currently under construction and also SAOCOM 1B. SAC-E/SABIAMAR and SARE satellites are foreseen to be developed in the next few years.  All CONAE´s missions are operated from the Agency´s Space Center in the province of Córdoba. The Space Center is also home to the Mario Gulich Institute for Advanced Space Studies.

Capacity Building: 

The Mario Gulich Institute for Advanced Space Studies offers a 2-year Master course on Space Applications for Early Warning and Response to Emergencies, open to Latin American participants. More information available at http://www.conae.gov.ar/prensa/IG.pdf

CONAE organizes local and regional training activities and workshops on a regular basis, related to all the remote sensing applications indicated above. Information on these events are available at http://www.un-spider.org/events

 

 

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Plans for Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka taking shape

At the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, UN-SPIDER planned the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka from 17 to 21 October 2011. A team of experts will meet with key

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Technical Advisory Mission to Bangladesh

In March 2011 the Government of Bangladesh, through the

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Geo-information infrastructure for disaster management in Ukrainian UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office

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Nataliia Kussul, Andrii Shelestov, Sergii Skakun
Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU, Ukraine

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Activities of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Support (UN-SPIDER) Regional Support Office in Nigeria for 2009/2010

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Godstime K. James and Halilu A. Shaba, UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria, Space Applications Department, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria.

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The UN-SPIDER Network and its activities

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Session number four included presentations from UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices and other supporting institutions, demonstrating the dynamically growing international network of the UN-SPIDER programme. The corresponding chapter portrays the work of a selection of UN-SPIDER partners and of the Programme itself.

UN-SPIDER Newsletter January 2011

Issue Date: 

Fri, 28/01/2011
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In this issue:

 

Network:

  • UN-SPIDER office in Beijing opened
  • University of West Indies hosts new Regional Support Office

Technical Advisory Support:

  • Technical Advisory Mission to Guatemala
  • Seminars in Malawi and Madagascar

Interview:

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February 2010

Issue Date: 

Fri, 05/03/2010
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