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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. 
 

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Tue, 30/08/2016 - 03:17

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Russia to develop an Earth observation system for Iran

Satellite image of the Neyriz Lakes in southern Iran (Image: ESA)

According to the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, two Russian space companies signed a pre-contractual agreement with the Iranian Bonyan Danesh Shargh in order to assist the Islamic Republic of Iran to build its own satellite observation system. The aim of the remote sensing system is to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.

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Wed, 26/08/2015 - 16:49

Iran: ISA announces the launch of three remote sensing satellites into space

Remote sensing satellites will be launched into space by the ISA

On occasion of the World Space Week, the Deputy Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli issued a statement about the launch of three remote sensing satellites. 

On 4 October, the Deputy Head of ISA gave notice that these three new satellites will be sent into space to conduct monitoring, remote sensing and topography enterprises. Also, he communicated that the acquisition of complete knowledge of geosynchronous and remote-sensing technologies remains among ISA's priorities. 

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Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:53

Iran: UN encourages sharing of disaster information

UN humanitarian chief Valeria Amos stated that the UN favors information sharing

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in an interview with the Iranian Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA underscored the importance of sharing critical information on disasters. She stated that the UN favors cooperation with Iran in sharing information on crisis management as the country ranks sixth worldwide in term of being prone to natural disasters, as IRNA reported.

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Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:13

SUPARCO and ISA hold joint workshop on space applications for disasters

UN-SPIDER RSO coordinators from Iran and Pakistan at the closing ceremony.
Workshop participants during cultural visit in Tehran.

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Iran (ISA) and Pakistan (SUPARCO) through Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET) jointly held a two week Workshop on Space Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management during 7-19 September 2013 at Iranian Space Agency (ISA) in Tehran, Iran. The workshop was attended by 28 scientists and researchers from ISNET member states who work in matters related to applications of space technology for disaster risk reduction and management particularly on early warning, prevention, response and mitigation.

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Mon, 30/09/2013 - 09:17

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Iran celebrates World Space Week

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran, hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), celebrated World Space Week 2012 (4-10 October) in Iran with several events. The RSO organized a one day conference on the topic "Using space technology for health and security" during which the keynote speakers presented several speeches on tele-medicine and food security. Another one day conference dealt with "SAR technology and applications".

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Wed, 31/10/2012 - 08:47

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ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of space-based information to assess Tsunami impacts - Lessons learned from the recent Tsunami in Japan". This publication is realized in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA). The booklet will be of great value for other nations' disaster preparedness efforts by providing lessons learnt on the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami.

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

NASA maps location and faults of Iran earthquakes

On August 11, 2012 two strong earthquakes shook Iran. The NASA Earth Observatory image shows earthquake locations, magnitudes and faults that are superimposed on a digital elevation map, made from the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 (GDEM2) using earthquake and plate tectonics data from the USGS Earthquake Hazard Program.

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Tue, 14/08/2012 - 09:41

Two earthquakes rumbled through Northwest Iran on Saturday

On Saturday 11th August, two earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale rumbled through the highly populated region of Azarbayjan-e Khavari in Iran, 53km from Tabriz.The earthquakes and killed 306 people and injured 3,037, according to Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi. He also said that "we are continuing the search for bodies", so an increase on the death number is not discarded. More than 16,000 people have lost their houses, they are having temporary shelter in 3,000 tents and thousands of blankets, food and water have been distributed.

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Mon, 13/08/2012 - 14:08

UN-SPIDER RSO in Iran hosts APSCO Meeting

On 17-18 July 2012, the Iranian Space Agency - UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran -  hosted in Tehran the 6th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization Council (APSCO). Members of the Council from all 9 Member States and Signatory State, namely Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey joined this event. The meeting discussed on a number of projects and the Council agreed for the establishment of an Education and Training Center of APSCO.

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Thu, 09/08/2012 - 09:39

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