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UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Romania, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), announced the prizes of the European Satellite Navigation Competition - ESNC 2015 – Romania Challenge. The competition will award the best ideas for innovative applications in satellite navigation, offering winners the necessary support and advice to open or develop a business based on their competition ideas. ROSA became the regional partner with Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) for the ESNC 2015. It will be the first national edition in Romania.  

Participants of the competition have the opportunity to compete for special prizes sponsored by partners like the Institute of Space Science (ISS), National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" (INCAS), Romanian Association for…

Publishing date 13/05/2015
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Romania plans to launch its own communications satellite, as the website telecompaper reported.

The satellite is to be developed in the coming years and will ensure services for both the state as well as private companies, the minister for Communication and Informational Society Ministry Razvan Cotovelea said according to a local paper.

The Ministry will elaborate a development plan until the end of 2014 or in the first part of 2015 which will establish what sort of satellite it is needed as well as the satellite's capacity and costs, Cotovelea said.

Publishing date 01/10/2014

Romania joined nine other countries in the Network of European Space Education Resource Offices (ESERO), the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) announced. The official launch event took place during the ‘Romanian Space Week,’ an annual scientific conference organised by ROSA between 12 and 16 May 2014.

ESERO is a project established by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with national space agencies to promote space technology to younger generations. ESERO, ROSA and ESA will support primary and secondary schools in teaching/learning STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to motivate younger generations to pursue STEM-related careers.

 “Romania is a country with great educational potential but at the same time, the Romanian education has weak areas where improvement is critical in order to bridge the gap between very good students and less good students. We want to reawaken the new generations’ desire to…

Publishing date 16/05/2014
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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO) in Romania, provided support to the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations for the activation of the Copernicus GIO Emergency Management Service (EMS) to monitor the floods that affected the southern part of the country at the end of April 2014.

In the framework of the GEODIM project, ROSA, together with the National Meteorological Administration (NMA), helped the national Copernicus GIO EMS-authorized user to trigger the service (…

Publishing date 02/05/2014
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UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Romania, hosted by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), is currently implementing an updated version of the National Emergency Service in the framework of the "Platform for Geoinformation in Support of Disaster Management (GEODIM)" project. The service provides value-added products for all the phases of a disaster, namely preparedness/prevention, emergency response, and recovery. GEODIM gathers all the puzzle pieces consisting in services provided by the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters", Copernicus – Emergency Management Service (EMS), and UN-SPIDER under a unique Romanian emergency response downstream service.

The GEODIM project (July 2012 – June 2015) is funded by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding under the authority of the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport. The project partnership includes the National…

Publishing date 02/12/2013
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UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Romania, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized between 29 and 30 August the 2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure in Mamaia, Romania. Among the participants were experts in the domains of space systems and critical infrastructures within ROSA, the Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA), the European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (EURISC) and from specialized organizations in Poland, Italy and Germany. The private sector was represented by RARTEL, a company that offers satellite imagery in Romania, and by GMV Romania, which offers advanced technical solutions for the space domain and for critical infrastructures. Moreover, his…

Publishing date 26/09/2013
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A two day conference held in Bucharest, Romania last week showed the immense benefits and economic potential of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES) for the region. The conference "GMES: News Opportunities for Eastern Europe" showcased how the GMES emergency response service (SAFER) had supported Romania in responding to the 2010 floods providing flood extent maps in near-real time.

The aim of the conference was to increase awareness in Eastern Europe about GMES and its potential for the environment, civil security and commerce. When GMES enters its operational phase in 2014, decision-makers will have access to reliable, timely and accurate information services to manage the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. The economic benefits of GMES are estimated to €4–12 for every €1 invested.

Publishing date 10/05/2012
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During the 52nd Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs signed cooperation agreements to establish UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices with the I.R. Iran, Nigeria, Romania, and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center. The establishment of the Regional Support Offices was agreed by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 61/110, stating that UNOOSA should "work closely with regional and national centres of expertise in the use of space technology in disaster management to form a network of regional support offices for implementing the activities of the [UN-SPIDER] programme in their respective regions in a coordinated manner and to take advantage of the important experience and capabilities being offered, and to be offered, by Member States, particularly by developing countries". These four Regional…

Publishing date 05/06/2009

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM)programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Sentinels) for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Land Remote Sensing and its applications are invited to apply to the 5 day course on the subject, which will be held at the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania on 14-18 September 2015.

Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are…


FOSS4G stands for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. It is the flagship event of OSGeo and takes places on an annual basis.

In 2019,, the OSGeo Local Chapter of Romania, is organizing the FOSS4G conference. 

FOSS4G 2019 is dedicated to enable an asymptotic connection between software and data. 

Registration is now open


The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Romania is hosted by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).  The cooperation agreement between ROSA and UNOOSA was signed on occasion of the 52nd COPUOS, 4 June 2009.

Established in 1991, by the Government Decision no. 923/ 20 Nov 1995, ROSA is an independent public institution.

The mission of the Agency:

  • to coordinate the national space research and applications programs
  • to promote space development
  • to be the Government representative in the international space cooperation
  • to develop specific project oriented research

ROSA is authorized to establish research and development centres oriented on specific objectives of the Romanian Space Programme.


La Oficina Regional de Apoyo (RSO) de ONU-SPIDER en Rumanía tiene su sede en la Agencia Espacial Rumana (ROSA).  El acuerdo de cooperación entre ROSA y UNOOSA se firmó con ocasión de la 52ª COPUOS, el 4 de Junio de 2009.

Establecida en 1991, por la Decisión Gubernamental nº 923/ 20 Nov 1995, ROSA es una institución pública independiente.

La misión de la Agencia incluye:

  • coordinar los programas nacionales de investigación y aplicaciones espaciales
  • promover el desarrollo espacial
  • representar al Gobierno en la cooperación espacial internacional
  • desarrollar investigaciones específicas orientadas a proyectos
  • ROSA está autorizada a establecer centros de investigación y desarrollo orientados a objetivos específicos del Programa Espacial Rumano.

Le Bureau Régional d'Appui (BRA) de ONU-SPIDER en Roumanie est hébergé par l'Agence Spatiale Roumaine (ROSA). L'accord de coopération entre ROSA et UNOOSA a été signé lors de la 52ème session du Comité des Utilisations Pacifiques de l'Espace Extérieur (COPUOS) le 4 juin 2009.

Créée en 1991, par la décision gouvernementale n° 923/ 20 novembre 1995, ROSA est une institution publique indépendante.

La mission de l'agence est la suivante

  • coordonner les programmes nationaux de recherche et d'applications spatiales
  • promouvoir le développement de l'espace
  • représenter le gouvernement dans la coopération spatiale internationale
  • développer des projets de recherche spécifiques.

ROSA est autorisée à établir des centres de recherche et de développement axés sur des objectifs spécifiques du programme spatial roumain.