Islamic Republic of Iran Regional Support Office

At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran is hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA). The RSO was established in 2009 under a cooperation agreement between ISA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). ISA is the national focal point for all space research and activities in Iran, as well as remote sensing and tele-medicine. With the support of ISA, the RSO in the past has held several national and international workshops, training courses and exhibitions. The Iranian RSO has implemented several projects in the field of disaster management and emergency response especially in drought monitoring and forecasting, earthquake damage assessment and fault movement and also forest fire detection. Developing a GeoPortal is an ongoing project of the RSO.

Capacity Building: 

Available expertise: 

  • More than 25 experts in the field of RS, GIS and IT at ISA
  • Vast expertise in all areas of geoinformation at different national universities

Infrastructure:

  • Ground receiving stations (NOAA-AVHRR, MODIS, FY2E, FY2D)
  • Satellite data centre + Huge storage capacity
  • RS satellites (under manufacturing)
  • 24/7 high speed internet access
  • GeoPortal

Available databases and space-based information: 

A GeoPortal to access:

  • archived Landsat imagery of the Middle East
  • archived IRS 1C/1D imagery of the Middle East
  • all daily acquired imagery of NOAA-AVHRR through the local ground receiving station since 1996
  • all daily acquired imagery of TERRA-MODIS through the local ground receiving station since 2001

About the host institution: 

Iranian Space Agency

President: Dr Hamid Fazeli

Website: http://www.isa.ir

Email: info [at] isa.ir

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