CATHALAC becomes new UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office
Panama-based CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) is the new UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office for Latin America and the Caribbean after signing a cooperation agreement with The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). CATHALAC’s participation as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and the Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as generating and sharing knowledge for the use of valuable space based information in the decision making processes.
CATHALAC is an International Organization at the service of the humid tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its primary purpose is to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education and technology transfer, in integrated water resource management, climate change, risk management and environmental modeling and analysis.