United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Programme on Space Applications Activities Schedule: 2002

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Activity Title  Date and place  Objective

1

UN Workshop on Satellite Aided Search and Rescue System for the benefit of Asia and the Pacific 18-22 March 2002

Bangalore, India
To promote the use of the COSPAS/SARSAT satellite rescue system; For countries from the Asia-Pacific region

2

Third UN/USA Workshop on the Use and Applications of Global Satellite Navigation Systems, for the benefit of Latin America and the Caribbean 1 - 5 April 2002

 
Santiago, Chile
To bring the use of the GNSS signals to the awareness of decision-makers and technical personnel in user institutions and the private sectors

3

Twelfth UN/Sweden International Training Course on Remote Sensing Education for Educators 2 May - 8 June 2002

Stockholm and Kiruna, Sweden
To enable university educators from all developing country regions to include remote sensing in their curricula

5

United Nations Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management, for the benefit of Africa 1-5 July 2002
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
Jointly organized with the Economic Commission for Africa

To define the status on the use of space technology for disaster management leading to a plan-of-action and viable pilot projects

4

Fourth UN/USA Workshop on the Use of Global Satellite Positioning Systems, for the benefit of Africa 15 - 19 July 2002

Lusaka, Zambia
To bring the use of the GNSS signals to the awareness of decision-makers and technical personnel in user institutions and the private sectors

12

UN /S. Africa / ESA Workshop on the Use of Space Technology in Sustainable Development, co-sponsored by Astrium 21-23 August 2002

Stellenbosch, South Africa
To appraise high-level decision-makers of the use of space technology in development activities

6

Third United Nations / Austria / ESA Symposium on Enhancing the Participation of Youth in Space Activities

9-12 September 2002

Graz, Austria

To review follow-up activities from the 2001 Graz Symposium and decide on new actions; for the benefit of young people; (International participation)

7

Eleventh UN/ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science: "World Space Observatory and Virtual Observatories in the era of 10m telescopes." 9 - 13 September 2002

Cordoba, Argentina
To review follow up activities from previous workshops and decide on further actions. For countries from the Latin America and the Caribbean region

8

UN/IAF Workshop on Space Solutions for Global Problems: "Building Working Partnerships with All Stakeholders in Human Security and Development" 10 - 12 October 2002

Houston, USA
To review follow up activities from previous workshops and decide on further actions (International participation)

9

3rd UN/IAA Workshop on "Small Satellites at the Service of Developing Countries: Beyond Technology Transfer" 12 October 2002

Houston, USA
The workshop follows previous activities of the IAA on this subject. The main emphasis this year will be on operational aspects of the use of small satellites, on existing and proposed applications and associated benefits for developing countries

10

UN/USA International Meeting of Experts on the Use of Global Satellite Positioning Systems 11-15 November 2002

Vienna, Austria
To review the recommendations of the four regional workshops on GNSS, to draw conclusions and to identify possible actions to implement the recommendations

13

United Nations Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Disaster Management, for Asia and the Pacific (excluding Western Asia) 11-15 November 2002
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Jointly organized with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
To define the status on the use of space technology for disaster management leading to a plan-of-action and viable pilot projects

14

United Nations/International Air and Space Law Workshop on Capacity-Building in Space Law 18-21 November 2002
The Hague, The Netherlands
 

To promote understanding, acceptance and implementation of the United Nations treaties and principles of outer space, to promote exchange of information on domestic space laws and policies and to increase the number of university level studies and programmes on space law with a view to promoting national expertise and capacity

 

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