The Office for Outer Space Affairs (
UNOOSA) together with the United Nations Development Programme (
UNDP) are organizing a second "Discovery Day" at the United Nations Headquarters, focusing on geospatial solutions for sustainable development.
The event is taking place on 6th December 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the UN Secretariat Building in New York City.
The aim of the event is to bring together geospatial solutions that can speed and shift the sustainable development in multiple sectors such as: damage assessment, disaster risk reduction, early warning, social protection, infrastructure and rehabilitation, deforestation, land use, water monitoring, carbon footprint, climate change, mining sector, projects formulation, Natural Bio Diversity, M&E, planning, communication, coordination, and policy support.
Presenters from different space agencies, private sector, educational institutes and involved UN entities, will present their efforts and support to the U.N. in achieving the SDGs. Possible presenters will include NASA, ESA, DigitalGlobe, Airbus, Planet, Esri, Google and others, as well as a number of UN entities with existing geospatial capabilities.
- Event title: Geospatial Solutions for Sustainable Development - Discovery Day
- Date: 6 th Dec 2017 from 9:00am until 5:30pm
- Venue: United Nations Headquarters, NY 10017, USA, Conference Room 2
Enter the building through the UN Visitor Entrance on 45 th street and 1 st ave. If you do not have a UN badge, you will need to wait for the organizers to escort you.
- Registration: (mandatory) Online registration To allow for proper organization and access badge arrangements, all participants should register in advance, and no later than by 3rd December. No travel support is available for participants traveling from other locations.
- Agenda: Draft Agenda
- Online participation:
The Discovery Day will also be webcast on UNTV. Please check http://webtv.un.org/ the day before the event for the webcast channel.
Please use #space4dev (on twitter) during the event to ask questions, elaborate and share information.