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2010

Turkey - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 13/09/2010 - Sat, 18/09/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Institutions visited: 
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Mission details
<p>Taking advantage of the United Nations/ Turkey/ European Space Agency Workshop on &ldquo;Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits&rdquo; which was conducted in Istanbul, UN-SPIDER carried out an Expert Mission to Ankara to discuss additional activities and efforts including the potential establishment of a Regional Support Office (RSO) by Turksat and the conduction of a UN-SPIDER regional workshop for Western Asia.</p>
Host Institution: 
Turksat
Mission Expert: 
Yusuf S. Hascicek, UN-SPIDER.
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included several meetings with high ranking officers from Turksat to discuss issues related to the potential RSO, with the Rector of Akdeniz University and with the Director General of Antalya TecknoPark regarding the organization of a Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting together with Akdeniz University.
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to strengthen its links with Turksat, with Akdeniz University and with Antalya TecknoPark. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to continue discussions on the proposal for Turksat to establish a Regional Support Office and for Turksat and Akdeniz University to co-organize with UN-SPIDER the tentative Western-Asia Cooperation Meeting.</p>

Colombia - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Wed, 14/04/2010 - Sat, 17/04/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Main Hazards: 
Volcanic Eruption
Mission details
<p>Colombia is exposed to a variety of hazards including earthquakes, landslides, debris flows, volcanic eruptions, floods and droughts. This Expert Mission was conducted with the aim of visiting several Government agencies, to hold discussions with the Colombian Space Commission on the establishment of a regional support office in Colombia and to establish better links with the Risk Management Secretariat.</p>
Host Institution: 
IGAC, INGEOMINAS, DPAE
Mission Expert: 
Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included visits to the Risk Management Secretariat, the Colombian Space Commission, the Agust&iacute;n Codazzi Geographical Institute (IGAC), the Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environment Studies (IDEAM), the seismological and volcanological Observatory of the National Research Institute of Geological Mining (INGEOMINAS - today Colombian Geological Service) and the Department of Prevention and Emergency of the District of Bogotá (DPAE - today FOPAE).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>To mission allowed UN-SPIDER to advance discussions with IGAC, which is serving as Executive Secretariat to the Colombian Space Commission, regarding the establishment of a Regional Support Office to be operated by IGAC. The mission was also used to establish contact with other government agencies in Colombia that focus their efforts on disaster-risk management and emergency response, as well as to make them aware of the UN-SPIDER programme, its activities and the type of technical advisory support it provides.</p>