UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting in Central Asia

As a side-event to GISCA’09 UN-SPIDER co-organised the “UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting – Managing Disasters Using Space-based Information in Central Asia” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on the 26th August. The meeting brought together 25 experts from both the geospatial community and the disaster management community, drawn from international and regional organisations, government institutions, academic institutions and representatives of the private sector.

Issues put forward by the experts were grouped into three broad areas of concern: spatial data access and use, capacity building and networking in Central Asia, leading to relevant recommendations that should be taken into consideration by all those that are interested in supporting the further access and use of space-based information in Central Asia.

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