Islamic Republic of Iran Regional Support Office

Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo

Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert...
Participants of the 5th UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices meeting, 13 February

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices: Fifth annual meeting in Vienna

UN-SPIDER successfully concluded the fifth annual meeting of its Regional Support Offices in the premises of the United Nations Office at Vienna. The meeting took place on 13 and 14...
4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013

Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of Space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response. The...

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran is hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA). The RSO was established in 2009 under a cooperation agreement between ISA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). ISA is the national focal point for all space research and activities in Iran, as well as remote sensing and tele-medicine. With the support of ISA, the RSO in the past has held several national and international workshops, training courses and exhibitions. The Iranian RSO has implemented several projects in the field of disaster management and emergency response especially in drought monitoring and forecasting, earthquake damage assessment and fault movement and also forest fire detection. Developing a GeoPortal is an ongoing project of the RSO.

  • More than 25 experts in the field of RS, GIS and IT at ISA
  • Vast expertise in all areas of geoinformation at different national universities


  • Ground receiving stations (NOAA-AVHRR, MODIS, FY2E, FY2D)
  • Satellite data centre + Huge storage capacity
  • RS satellites (under manufacturing)
  • 24/7 high speed internet access
  • GeoPortal

A GeoPortal to access:

  • archived Landsat imagery of the Middle East
  • archived IRS 1C/1D imagery of the Middle East
  • all daily acquired imagery of NOAA-AVHRR through the local ground receiving station since 1996
  • all daily acquired imagery of TERRA-MODIS through the local ground receiving station since 2001
  • Fundamental of Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Database and DBMS
  • Geographic Information System
  • GeoPortal and WebServices

Iranian Space Agency

President: Dr Hamid Fazeli




Get in touch

Main Contact
Mr. Ali Sadeghi Naeini
Coordinator of Regional Support Office

No 34, Sayeh St. Africa Blvd.

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