UN-SPIDER has two main networks: The Regional Support Offices and the National Focal Points. The Network section provides information and links regarding both networks.

Regional Support Offices

The Regional Support Offices have been established to support UN-SPIDER in implementing technical assistance activities provided in their respective region. The Regional Support Office contribute to UN-SPIDER activities such as Technical Advisory Mission or training courses. They furthermore contribute relevant content to the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal. Currently, UN-SPIDER has 16 Regional Support Offices in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

National Focal Points

The role of the National Focal Points is to work with UN-SPIDER to strengthen national policies and plans for disaster management and implement specific national activities that incorporate space-based technology to support disaster management solutions. They serve as contact points in their country on the topic of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

Earth Observation for HFA-2

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together since June 2014 as a way to spearhead efforts regarding the incorporation of the use of Earth Observations and Space-based applications in the post-2015 framework for disaster reduction, to be launched during the WCDRR next year.