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Activity Report

The 5th UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices (RSO) Meeting

13-14 February 2014 (Vienna, Austria)

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) has designated 16 institutions, including ADRC to activity centers around the world as "Regional Support Office (RSO)", and has held regular meetings. The 51th 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 sub-session, the 5th UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices (RSO) Meeting was organized, and ADRC took part in this meeting. From 13 to 14 February, the meeting was attended by more than 30 delegates from worldwide RSOs. During the meeting, the following topics were eagerly discussed: 
  1. Reports on activities in 2013, plans for 2014-2015
  2. The stakeholder consultation initiative and the role of RSOs
  3. Review of ongoing activities
  4. UN-SPIDER 2014 plan of activities
  5. Booklets and recommended practices
  6. The RSO network and technical advisory support activities (Group discussion)
  7. Geovisualization

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. Especially, ADRC appealed to encourage the importance of space technology from space agencies toward the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai-city (March 2015).

(2014/2/18 13:40)

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