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Argentina’s CONAE presents its mission for agricultural uses on Expoagro 2017

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Argentina’s National Commission for Spatial Activities (CONAE) participated in agricultural trade fair Expoagro held on 7-11 March 2017 in Buenos Aires. The agency presented their SAOCOM mission to potential users there.
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CONAE assessing the extent of forest fires in Argentina

Hotspots related to the forest fires in January 2017.   Courtesy of CONAE.

Argentina’s National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE) is contributing to the assessment of the forest fires in the Rio Negro, La Pampa and Buenos Aires provinces in Argentina.  Researchers at the Unit for National Emergencies (CAEARTE) in the Teofilo Tabanera Space Centre of CONAE in Cordoba are generating maps depicting those regions affected by the forest fires.  The forest fires began at the end of December 2016.  The MODIS

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CONAE and UN-SPIDER join forces to promote the Charter in Latin America

EOC members in a video conference with CONAE

Nearly fifteen years ago, space agencies established the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as a way to contribute to disaster

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CONAE and NASA Aquarius mission stops operating

The Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft was measuring global sea surface salinity (Image: NASA)

The Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D satellite observatory, a joint project between NASA and Argentina’s Space Agency (CONAE), with participation from Brazil, Canada, France and Italy, has ended its activity after nearly four years.

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Argentina: Satellite images support flood damage mitigation

5 March satellite image of floods in province of Santa Fe (Image: CONAE)

The Argentinean National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) has been producing information about recent floods based on radar satellite images. In March, the provinces of Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero suffered from intense floods.

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Argentina: International Charter activated due to flood events

Aerial view of the Parana River acquired by NASA on 11 June 2014

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 12 June 2014 to provide satellite-based maps of the ongoing flood events in northern Argentina. The activation was requested by SIFEM-DNPC (Sistema Federal de Emergencias - Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil) and by our Regional Support Office in Argentina - the Comisión Nacional de Activitades Espaciales (CONAE).

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Dominican Republic: CONAE strengthens technical capacities of EIGEO

Members of EIGEO during the training course

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the Argentinean Space Agency CONAE, is providing a two-phase technical training course to the inter-institutional working group EIGEO in the Dominican Republic in order to strengthen its members' capacities to use satellite imagery for disaster

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International Charter activated for fire in Argentina

Cordoba Province seen from Space (MODIS image from 2003).

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated on 10 September 2013 to acquire and provide and maps for wildfires in Cordoba province, Argentina. The mechanism was activated by SIFEM - DNPC; the project management will be carried out by the Argentinian Space Agency CONAE.

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Argentinian CONAE becomes UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office

The Argentina National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) became UN-SPIDER's most recent Regional Support Office (RSO). CONAE and UNOOSA signed a cooperation agreement to establish the Regional Support Office in 2012. CONAE has been promoting the use of within Argentina and in Latin America for a variety of purposes and has been supporting UN-SPIDER in activities conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The Argentinian National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) became UN-SPIDER's thirteenth Regional Support Office by signing a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). CONAE’s work as a Regional Support Office for UN-SPIDER includes promoting the development and strengthening of national capacities in Latin American and Caribbean countries, providing horizontal cooperation and technical assistance to the countries and organizations involved in disaster prevention and mitigation.

Available expertise: 

Remote Sensing applications to:

  • Emergency Management,
  • Human Health,
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Monitoring,
  • Socio-Economic Activities Monitoring,
  • Climate, Hydrology and Oceanography,
  • Cartography, geology and mining production,
  • Territorial, urban and regional planning.

Training activities in the region:

CONAE has organized several capacity building activities in the country and the region, related to all the remote sensing applications indicated above.

Long-term educational project on space information for young students (2MP):

Aimed at introducing space information and its applications in the elementary and high school curricula. (https://2mp.conae.gov.ar)

Available databases and space-based information: 

CONAE Córdoba Ground Station:

The Córdoba Ground Station has been operating since 1997 and maintains a record of historical optical and SAR satellite data from the region. For more information please visit: http://catalogos.conae.gov.ar/catalogo/catalogos.html / http://www/centroespacial/esterrenacor.html

 

About the host institution: 

CONAE (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales), is the national space agency of Argentina and has a mandate to design, manage and execute space-related projects and activities for peaceful purposes, under the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship.

CONAE's actions and projects are developed according to the National Space Program which is periodically updated and extended to ensure that it suits the socioeconomic and productive requirements of the country. The 2004-2015 issue of the Program is in force and currently a new revision of it is being developed for the period 2013-2024.

Argentina's Space Program includes three satellite series: SAC, SAOCOM and SARE. Since its creation CONAE has placed in orbit 4 satellites: SAC-A, SAC-B, SAC-C and SAC-D/Aquarius.

SAC-D/Aquarius, launched on June 10th 2011, is an observatory for ocean, climate and environmental monitoring. The mission's primary goal is to estimate sea-surface salinity and also several oceanic, atmospheric and land geophysical parameters. The satellite is equipped with eight instruments, including contributions from NASA/JPL, ASI, CNES and CSA. The SAOCOM 1A spacecraft is currently under construction and also SAOCOM 1B. SAC-E/SABIAMAR and SARE satellites are foreseen to be developed in the next few years.  All CONAE´s missions are operated from the Agency´s Space Center in the province of Córdoba. The Space Center is also home to the Mario Gulich Institute for Advanced Space Studies.

Capacity Building: 

The Mario Gulich Institute for Advanced Space Studies offers a 2-year Master course on Space Applications for Early Warning and Response to Emergencies, open to Latin American participants. More information available at http://www.conae.gov.ar/prensa/IG.pdf

CONAE organizes local and regional training activities and workshops on a regular basis, related to all the remote sensing applications indicated above. Information on these events are available at http://www.un-spider.org/events

 

 

<p><span lang="ES">Comisi&oacute;n Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, CONAE<br /> Av. Paseo Col&oacute;n 751<br /> CP: 1063ACH<br /> Ciudad Aut&oacute;noma de Buenos Aires, Argentina<br /> Tel: +54-11-4331-0074<br /> Fax: +54-11-4331-3446<br /> </span><a href="mailto:rso-unspider@conae.gov.ar">rso-unspider@conae.gov.ar</a><br /> <u><span><a href="http://www.conae.gov.ar" target="_blank">http://www.conae.gov.ar</a></span></u><br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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