Nigeria Regional Support Office

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...
Over fifty space technology and disaster and risk management experts

Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems: Final report now available

The report for the UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting on the use of space-based information for Early Warning Systems is now available. Having taken place from 24 to 26 June 2013, the meeting had brought...

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.

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).

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 ( The RSO also compiled NigeriaSat-1 satellite imagery for Niger with a spatial resolution of 32 metres.

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.


Get in touch

Main Contact
Dr. Godstime James
Coordinator, UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria
Remote Sensing and GIS Expert

Alternative Contact
Dr. Shaba Halilu
Director, Department of Strategic Space Applications

National Space Research and Development Agency
Obasanjo Space Center, Pyakassa Junction
PMB 437 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

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