Argentina Regional Support Office

The atlas contains topographic maps and satellite imagery

Argentina: Satellite-based atlas of Tucuman region

The National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE), UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Argentina, presented an extensive satellite-based map of the province of Tucumán, Argentina. This is a...
Aerial view of the Parana River acquired by NASA on 11 June 2014

Argentina: International Charter activated due to flood events

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...
Satellite image of flooding in Chile

Chile: International Charter activated due to tsunami

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 02 April 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for the tsunami event on the northern coast...

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.

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. (

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://www/centroespacial/esterrenacor.html


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

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



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.


Get in touch

Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, CONAE
Av. Paseo Colón 751
CP: 1063ACH
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54-11-4331-0074
Fax: +54-11-4331-3446


Training activities