6-7 February 2012 (Vienna, Austria)
The Forty-Ninth 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 third 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.
From 6 to 7 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 2011
2) Proposed activities in 2012-2013
3) Breakout sessions to discuss joint activities (Asia, Africa and Central and South America)
4) Knowledge Portal and Knowledge Management
5) Leveraging on Existing opportunities
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.