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Activity Report

The 50th Session of UN-COPUOS and the 4th UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices (RSO) Meeting

11-13 February 2013 (Vienna, Austria)

The Fifties Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) were held at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. At this session, the fourth United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) Regional Support Offices (RSO) Meeting was also organized. ADRC took part in this event. In the plenary session of COPUOS, participating countries were discussing in terms of many problems, such as "inter-regional cooperation and technical assistance," "their applications and space technology and space science" training "capacity building to developing countries". From 11 to 12 February, the meeting was attended by more than 30 from world's RSO. During the meeting, the following subtopics were eagerly discussed: 
1) Review of activities 2012
2) Proposed activities in 2013-2014
3) Detailed review of ongoing project
4) Discussion on emergency response imagery needs
5) Discussion of the technical support toward developing countries
6) Group discussion (future activities of flood, drought, and forest fire)

At the UN-SPIDER RSO Meeting, ADRC presented its activities and accomplishments as RSO as well as its future plans. The meeting provided an opportunity to exchange opinions, and explore measures of enhancing future activities of UN-SPIDER RSO.

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