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Centre for Geospatial Information Science opens at Edo State Polytechnic in Nigeria

This Envisat image highlights the lower Niger River system in the West African country of Nigeria, where the Niger River (left) and the Benue River merge. Image: ESA

The Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has concluded preparations to unveil the Centre for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS), a research and teaching unit that will utilize computer software and tools such as geographic information systems among others, to gather information for use in mining, agriculture, urban planning and health care.

CGIS will provide training and consulting services in the area of geographic information system (GIS) and other remote aerial technology sensors to gather geographic information.


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 27/02/2019 - 10:12

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

UNispace Nano Satellite Assembly and Training

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The programme, one of India's contributions to the UNISPACE+50 initiatives, aims at capacity building in satellite technology for participants from countries interested in developing a space programme by providing hands-on experience in building and testing of nano satellites. The primary objectives of the programme are:

  • To offer a simplified and increased exposure to satellite fabrication technologies, as part of the UNISPACE initiative-To provide theoretical course on satellite technology





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15/02/2019 to 15/03/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 30/09/2018


URSC, ISRO at Bengaluru, India

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Venue Country: 

  • India

Event Organisers: 

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

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External Training Opportunities

Capacity-building and the strengthening of institutional arrangements and individual skills are key to increasing the ability of agencies and organizations to effectively use space-based information and services for disaster reduction, preparedness, response, and recovery. The UN-SPIDER database on external training opportunities offers an overview of available training courses.

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