Regional Support Offices

A Regional Support Office (RSO) is a regional or national centre of expertise that is set up within an existing entity by a Member State or group of Member States that have put forward an offer to set up and fund the proposed RSO. An RSO can be hosted by a space agency, a research center, a university, or a disaster management institution, to name but a few examples. These offices communicate and coordinate with UN-SPIDER on a regular basis, covering the realms of outreach and capacity building, as well as of horizontal cooperation and technical advisory support.

The RSO section comprises a list of the UN-SPIDER RSOs as well as a brief description of each Office, and an overview of its facilities, expertise and infrastructure.