GEO-UA Conference 2012: “Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security”

3rd Annual Meeting of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices

The 3rd Ukrainian Conference GEO-UA will be held in Evpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) on September 3-7, 2012. The Conference is organized by the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and by the Space Research Institute of NASU-NSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine.

The Conference aims at discussing the prospects of aero- and space-born data utilization for natural resource management, sustainable development and security in the framework of the activities of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), the European Programme Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), UN-SPIDER and the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). The Conference will further address the development of the Ukrainian segment of GEOSS - a GEO-UA system.

The Conference will feature a training session that will be conducted by experts of the UN-SPIDER RSO in Ukraine. The training will highlight theory and practices of using satellite data and up-to-date geo-information technologies to disaster monitoring and forecasting.