UN-SPIDER Opens Beijing Office

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty Source – EARSC: UN-SPIDER Opens Beijing Office Beijing, China (XNA) Nov 16, 2010. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) set up its first office in China Tuesday in a bid to promote international cooperation in disaster management by using space-based information. UN-SPIDER, which is under the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), works to "ensure that all countries and international and regional organizations have access and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle." At the recent 53rd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and UNOOSA signed an agreement to establish an office of UN-SPIDER in Beijing. . . . [Full Story]

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