UNOOSA and EUSPA sign agreement to advance the understanding of and access to space benefits

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) to support United Nations Member States. Advancing the long-standing cooperation between the parties will further contribute to making the benefits of space technologies available to everyone, everywhere.

This partnership builds on the common objectives regarding international cooperation in space activities and the use of space technology, data and services for achieving sustainable development. UNOOSA and EUSPA also agree to collaborate to promote these goals and objectives within their respective mandates. UNOOSA and EUSPA will conduct joint studies and user needs assessments which will feed into pilot projects and the capacity-building component of the collaboration. Capacity-building across a range of space fields will include educational activities devoted to space technologies and applications as well as strong attention to fostering the space economy. A report on how satellite navigation systems, such as Galileo, and Earth observation technologies can actively support the transition towards a world with eight billion people will be published by the end of 2022.

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