Rosa brings the ESNC to Romania (Image: ROSA)

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Romania, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), announced the prizes of the European Satellite Navigation Competition - ESNC 2015 – Romania Challenge. The competition will award the best ideas for innovative applications in satellite navigation, offering winners the necessary support and advice to open or develop a business based on their competition ideas. ROSA became the regional partner with Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) for the ESNC 2015. It will be the first national edition in Romania.  

Participants of the competition have the opportunity to compete for special prizes sponsored by partners like the Institute of Space Science (ISS), National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" (INCAS), Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry (ARIES) and many more.

The prizes consist, among other things, of 1... read more

Publishing Date: 13/05/2015
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Constanta, Romania seen from space

Romania plans to launch its own communications satellite, as the website telecompaper reported.

The satellite is to be developed in the coming years and will ensure services for both the state as well as private companies, the minister for Communication and Informational Society Ministry Razvan Cotovelea said according to a local paper.

The Ministry will elaborate a development plan until the end of 2014 or in the first part of 2015 which will establish what sort of satellite it is needed as well as the satellite's capacity and costs, Cotovelea said.

Publishing Date: 01/10/2014
satellite image shows impacts of drought on vegeration in romania

Romania joined nine other countries in the Network of European Space Education Resource Offices (ESERO), the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) announced. The official launch event took place during the ‘Romanian Space Week,’ an annual scientific conference organised by ROSA between 12 and 16 May 2014.

ESERO is a project established by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with national space agencies to promote space technology to younger generations. ESERO, ROSA and ESA will support primary and secondary schools in teaching/learning STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to motivate younger generations to pursue STEM-related careers.

 “Romania is a country with great educational potential but at the same time, the Romanian education has weak areas where improvement is critical in order to bridge the gap between very good students and less good students. We... read more

Publishing Date: 16/05/2014
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Flood Delineation Map of Bragadiru, Romania on 20 April 2014

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office (RSO) in Romania, provided support to the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations for the activation of the Copernicus GIO Emergency Management Service (EMS) to monitor the floods that affected the southern part of the country at the end of April 2014.

In the framework of the ... read more

Publishing Date: 02/05/2014
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The GEODIM platform provides value-added geoinformation

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Romania, hosted by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), is currently implementing an updated version of the National Emergency Service in the framework of the "Platform for Geoinformation in Support of Disaster Management (GEODIM)" project. The service provides value-added products for all the phases of a disaster, namely... read more

Publishing Date: 02/12/2013
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2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Romania, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized between 29 and 30 August the 2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure in Mamaia, Romania. Among the participants were experts in the domains of space systems and critical infrastructures within ROSA, the Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA), the European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (EURISC) and from specialized organizations in Poland, Italy and Germany. The private sector was represented by RARTEL, a company that offers satellite imagery in Romania, and by GMV Romania, which offers advanced... read more

Publishing Date: 26/09/2013
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A two day conference held in Bucharest, Romania last week showed the immense benefits and economic potential of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES) for the region. The conference "GMES: News Opportunities for Eastern Europe" showcased how the GMES emergency response service (SAFER) had supported Romania in responding... read more

Publishing Date: 10/05/2012
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During the 52nd Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs signed cooperation agreements to establish UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices with the I.R. Iran, Nigeria, Romania, and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center. The establishment of the Regional Support Offices was agreed by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 61/110, stating that UNOOSA should "work closely with regional and national centres of expertise in the use of space technology in disaster management to form a network of regional support offices for implementing the activities of the [UN-SPIDER] programme in their respective regions in a coordinated manner and to take advantage of the important experience and capabilities being... read more

Publishing Date: 05/06/2009


FOSS4G stands for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. It is the flagship event of OSGeo and takes places on an annual basis.

In 2019,, the OSGeo Local Chapter of Romania, is organizing the FOSS4G conference. 

FOSS4G 2019 is dedicated to enable an asymptotic connection between software and data

Registration is now... read more

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM)programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Sentinels) for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Land Remote Sensing... read more

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The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Romania is hosted by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).  The cooperation agreement between ROSA and UNOOSA was signed on occasion of the 52nd COPUOS, 4 June 2009.

Established in 1991, by the Government Decision no. 923/ 20 Nov 1995, ROSA is an independent public institution.

The mission of the Agency:

  • to coordinate the national space research and applications programs
  • to promote space development
  • to be the Government representative in the international space cooperation
  • ... read more
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