Agreement between UNOOSA and the Swiss Government

Satellite image of the city of Geneva, Switzerland (Image: NASA)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Swiss Government to support the development of new initiatives to advance the use of space-based tools and technology in the various areas of work of Geneva-based United Nations entities, international organisations or non-governmental organisations.


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Fri, 28/08/2015 - 11:33

Geo-Information in Disaster Situations (GIDS): 6th Edition

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The aim of the course is to enable participants to work with basic GIS tools and methodologies in preparation of disaster related maps in support of emergency response operations. A central part of the course involves collecting pre and post disaster baseline data from web sources, preparing, and analysing and creating situation maps to support emergency response. Hands on experience with the field data collection tools like GPS, PDA and UAV will also be part of the course. 





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29/02/2016 to 11/03/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 30/10/2015

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Venue Country: 

  • Switzerland

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


University of Copenhagen

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OOSA Director explores collaboration on Space issues in Geneva

OOSA's Director, Simonetta di Pippo, met with representatives

Dr. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), was in Geneva, Switzerland, between 24 and 27 June 2014 to meet with high level representatives of sister agencies of the United Nations system, other international organizations in Geneva and with the Government of Switzerland.


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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:58
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