United Nations/Islamic Republic of Iran Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Dust Storm and Drought Monitoring in the Middle East Region

Image courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA) of a sandstorm over the Persian Gulf in 2008.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Space Agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran will organize a workshop focusing on the use of space technology for dust storm and drought monitoring in the Middle East region. 
 
This workshop, to be conducted in Tehran from 5 to 9 November 2016, will be hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. It will explore how space technologies can help to prevent and respond to natural disasters related to dust storms and droughts in a changing climate. 
 
As other on-going and planned UNOOSA events, this workshop will also focus on the thematic priorities of the UNISPACE+50 process and  the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN-SPIDER will be represented as the Workshop since the Iranian Space Agency is one of its Regional Support Offices (RSO) in 2009.  To register to attend this workshop, please click here.  
 
The information note of the workshop can be found here.

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30/08/2016
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