UNOOSA and Israel sign cooperation agreement

The agreement was signed during the 58th session of COPUOS in Vienna (Image: UNOOSA)

On the sidelines of the 58th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Israel signed an agreement on cooperation in space-related issues on Friday, 12 June 2015. The Israel Space Agency will implement the agreement on behalf of the Israeli Government.


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Mon, 15/06/2015 - 08:19

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

Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

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 practices deal with a variety of topics such as droughts, floods, agricultural monitoring or land degradation and include detailed information on the data and methodologies used as well as step-by-step instructions.

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00

UNOOSA Director visits Regional Support Office in I.R. Iran

Mazlan Othman, Director of UNOOSA

On 17 October 2013, UNOOSA's Director, Mazlan Othman, visited UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, hosted by the Iran Space Agency (ISA). In the Alborz Space Centre, the experts presented UN-SPIDER RSO activities and services. Other topics discussed included dust storm monitoring in the Middle East, mapping of incoming solar radiation, drought monitoring and forecasting, the National Remote Sensing Laboratory and ISA's Spectral Library Database.


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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:08

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

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

Islamic Republic of Iran Regional Support Office

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A Regional Support Office has been set up in the Islamic Republic of Iran, hosted by the Iranian Space Agency. Its website includes discussion forums on Capacity Building, data sharing, definitions of technical specifications, telemedicine, events and disasters.


Iranian Space Agency
No. 34, Sayeh st., Africa Blvd.,
Tehran, Iran


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At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Iran is hosted by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA). The RSO was established in 2009 under a cooperation agreement between ISA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). ISA is the national focal point for all space research and activities in Iran, as well as remote sensing and telemedicine. With the support of ISA, the RSO in the past has held several national and international workshops, training courses and exhibitions. The Iranian RSO has implemented several projects in the field of disaster management and emergency response especially in drought monitoring and forecasting, earthquake damage assessment and fault movement and also forest fire detection. Developing a GeoPortal is an ongoing project of the RSO.

Available expertise: 

  • More than 25 experts in the field of RS, GIS and IT at ISA
  • Vast expertise in all areas of geoinformation at different national universities


  • Ground receiving stations (NOAA-AVHRR, MODIS, FY2E, FY2D)
  • Satellite data centre + Huge storage capacity
  • RS satellites (under manufacturing)
  • 24/7 high speed internet access
  • GeoPortal

Available databases and space-based information: 

A GeoPortal to access:

  • archived Landsat imagery of the Middle East
  • archived IRS 1C/1D imagery of the Middle East
  • all daily acquired imagery of NOAA-AVHRR through the local ground receiving station since 1996
  • all daily acquired imagery of TERRA-MODIS through the local ground receiving station since 2001

About the host institution: 

Iranian Space Agency

President: Dr Hamid Fazeli


Email: info [at]

Capacity Building: 

  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Database and DBMS
  • Geographic Information System
  • GeoPortal and WebServices
<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br /> <em>Mr. Ali Sadeghi Naeini</em><br /> Coordinator of Regional Support Office<br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> No 34, Sayeh St. Africa Blvd.<br /> Tehran<br /> Iran<br /> +1967734114</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>

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Iranian Space Agency/UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

“Iranian Space Agency/UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop: Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response”. Organized by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) with the support of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). For more information please contact: Mr. Saman JALAYERIAN International Affairs, Iranian Space Agency, Tel: +98-21-22016305, Fax: +98-21-22016350, E-Mail: Jalayerian [at]







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