Nigeria

International Charter activated twice for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated twice last week to provide space data for floods in South Sudan and Nigeria.

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Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:21
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Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46
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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

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Mr. James Akujobi
Tel: +234-70-404 64 955
Email: j_akujobi [at] yahoo.com

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Nigeria Regional Support Office

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Nigeria
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The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The RSO in Nigeria was established in 2008 with the mandate to promote and support the use of space technology within and outside of Nigeria for the management of the full disaster cycle including prevention and mitigation.

Available expertise: 

The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is staffed with three technical experts in remote sensing and GIS. The RSO has a Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Ile-ife, Osun State. Nigeria is in collaboration with the UNOOSA African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education.
The office is equipped with three desktop workstations, one A3 desktop scanner, one Laserjet printer and broadband internet service (230 kbps).

Available databases and space-based information: 

The RSO just concluded the archiving of Landsat thematic mapper and enhanced thematic mapper images covering all of Nigeria. The images' dates range from the 1980s to 2004. The imagery is multispectral with a spatial resolution of 28.5 metres. Images are acquired from the University of Maryland Global Landcover Facility, USA (http://ftp.glcf.umd.edu/data/landsat). The RSO also compiled NigeriaSat-1 satellite imagery for Niger with a spatial resolution of 32 metres.

About the host institution: 

The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).  NASRDA is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria.

The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.

Its vision is to make Nigeria build indigenous expertise in developing, designing and building appropriate hard- and software in space technology as an essential tool for its socio-economic development and enhancement of the quality of life of its people.

<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Godstime James</em><br /> Coordinator, UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria<br /> Remote Sensing and GIS Expert<br /> +234-8022739154<br /> <a href="mailto:godstimej@gmail.com" title="godstimej@gmail.com">godstimej@gmail.com</a><br /> </p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Shaba Halilu</em><br /> Director, Department of Strategic Space Applications<br /> +234-8037874003<br /> <a href="mailto:drhalilu@yahoo.com" alt="drhalilu@yahoo.com" title="drhalilu@yahoo.com">drhalilu@yahoo.com</a></p> <p><strong>Address</strong><br /> National Space Research and Development Agency<br /> Obasanjo Space Center, Pyakassa Junction<br /> PMB 437 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria<br /> <a href="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng" alt="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng" title="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng">http://www.nasrda.gov.ng</a></p>

August 2011

Launch date set for NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites

On August 10th, SSTL announced that it will launch the NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites on behalf of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by a Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia 17th August 2011.

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June 2011

Nigeria prepares to launch two earth observation satellites

On June 24 -- Nigeria has concluded plans to launch into orbit two satellites from Russia on July 7, a top government official with the country's National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said.

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Government gains N44m from sale of satellite images

Nigeria has generated about £175,000 (N44 million) as satellite monitoring royalties from the Nigeria Sat-1in the

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Nigerian Space Agency signs MoU with Infoterra

A delegation of four executives of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has recently visited INFOTERRA and signed a Memorandum of Understanding defining a roadmap for a close cooperation over the years to come.

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