The Russian Federal Space Agency ROSCOSMOS has prepared proposals for the Ministry of Defense, proposing that restrictions on the distribution of satellitedata at resolution of less than 0.5 meters from the Russian civilian satellites are lifted,
The Russian Agency for Support and Coordination of Russian Participation in International Humanitarian Operations (EMERCOM) became a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office on 19 June 2013 signing the agreement on the sidelines of the 56th session of COPUOS.
EMERCOM is the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters established on 27 December 1990. Its main tasks include working-out and implementation of the state policy in the field of civil defence, protection of population and territories against emergencies, providing fire safety and also people safety on water bodies within the competence of Emergency Control Ministry of Russia.
The United Nations launched into World Space Week yesterday, with the presentation of a navigation satellitemodel, donated by Russia, for display at the world body’s offices in Vienna, while also highlighting the contribution space science and technology has made to human development.
SUPARCO, the National Space Agency of Pakistan, host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan, conducted a hands-on training on the COSPAS-SARSAT programme to enhance the capabilities of search and rescue operators in
The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on Wednesday 22nd of August in Russia's Black Sea region. The Charter was activated by USGS on behalf of ROSCOSMOS / EMERCOM. USGS is also the Project Manager for this activation.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 10 July 2012 by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on behalf of ROSCOSMOS/EMERCOM for the torrential flooding of Krasnodar region, Russia. On Saturday, 7 July 2012, torrential rains swept the Southern Russian Krasnodar region, killing 144 people, officials confirm. A foot of rain dropped in the Black Sea region forcing several residents to scramble out of their beds seeking refuge on trees and rooftops.
Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.