United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Programme on Space Applications Activities Schedule: 2005

Activity Title  Date and place  Objective


Second Regional Workshop on Evaluating the Impact of the 1990-2004 Series of the United Nations/Sweden International Training Course on Remote Sensing Education for Educators 21 - 25 February 2005
São José dos Campos, Brazil
The objective of the workshop is to evaluate a local impact of the series of United Nations/Sweden training courses in order to find the major reasons for a high or low rate of success in implementing the knowledge obtained in Sweden and to identify the nature and scope of possible support to ensure that ongoing efforts have established firm roots within the educational communities in developing countries of the region. Participants will review the present course content and format with a view to implementing changes if necessary and update their knowledge of current remote sensing techniques and teaching methods.


United Nations/Australia Training Course on Satellite-Aided Search and Rescue 14 - 18 March 2005
Canberra, Australia
The primary objectives of the training course are to promote awareness of the international COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-aided search and rescue programme and to establish a formal interface with user countries to promote understanding and coordination of programme activities and operations within the Oceania region


United Nations/Algeria/ European Space Agency International Seminar on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management: Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters 22 - 26 May 2005
The objective of the seminar is to increase awareness among national and regional users of the potential of space technology for preventing and managing natural disasters and thereby contribute to the incorporation of space-based technology solutions in disaster reduction and management. The seminar will build upon the work being carried out by the United Nations Programme on Space Applications within its space technology and disaster management programme and strengthen the work being carried out in Africa.


UN/Austria/ESA Symposium on Space Applications to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development 13 - 16 September 2005
Graz, Austria
The symposium will examine the benefits of space science and technology and their applications to address various issues relating to United Nations global agendas for development.


United Nations/European Space Agency/Argentina Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Human Health 19 - 23 September 2005
Argentina, Cordoba
The objectives of the training course are to demonstrate the use of space technology for health, in particular landscape epidemiology; and to share information on health-related activities and applications for Latin America and the Caribbean with a view to launching a regional project on landscape epidemiology.


United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop on Space Education and Capacity Building for Sustainable Development 14 - 15 October, 2005
Kitakyushu, Japan
The objective of the workshop is to review a number of educational and capacity-building initiatives being carried out by various entities through international cooperation and look for ways to build synergies among them.


UN/ESA/NASA Workshop on the International Heliophysical Year
External Link: United Arab Emirates University
20 - 23 November 2005
Dubai and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
The objective of the workshop is to explore how preparations for the International Heliophysical Year are contributing to sustainable development and capacity-building (internationally, regionally and nationally), particularly in developing countries, drawing on short- and long-term experience and the results of international space-related years organized since 1957 under the umbrella of the United Nations. Attention will also be paid to the results of the International Geophysical Year of 1957 and the International Space Year of 1992.


UN Workshop on Space Law 14-17 November 2005
Abuja, Nigeria
The main objective of the workshop will be to build capacity in space law, particularly with reference to United Nations treaties and principles on outer space.


UN/ESCAP/China Workshop on Tele-Health Development in Asia and the Pacific Region 5-9 December 2005
Guangzhou, China
The objective of the meeting is to exchange information on the current status of tele-health practices in the Asian and Pacific region and to discuss issues, concerns and approaches in developing tele-health for the region with a view to establishing a network and stimulating the development of a plan of implementation. The tele-health application will include the use of space-based technologies to provide medical services as well as health education for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.


United NationsInternational Meeting for the Establishment of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems 1 - 2 December 2005
Vienna, Austria
The objective of the meeting is the establishment of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) as outlined in UN document A/AC.105/846. Further steps will be taken in the preparation of terms of reference for the ICG for the purpose of promoting and coordinating the use and applications of GNSS, particularly in developing nations.
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