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United Nations/Germany International
Conference on Earth Observation
Global Solutions for the
Challenges of Sustainable
Development in Societies
at Risk
Bonn, Germany, 26-28 May 2015
UNOOSA promotes the use of space science and technology
and their applications as a way to address the challenges
faced by humanity in global health, energy, natural resource
management, climate change and human security.
Photo Credit: ESA/JAXA
United Nations/Germany International Conference on
Earth Observation
DATE
26-28 May 2015
Global Solutions for the
Challenges of Sustainable
Development in Societies at Risk
LOCATION
UN Campus, Bonn, Germany
INFORMATION/APPLICATION
www.un-spider.org/post2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
For funded participation: 13 March 15
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
A very limited number of qualified
experts from developing countries will
be offered financial support to attend
the conference.
2015 will be a decisive year for the international community paving
the way for sustainable development worldwide. Three important
processes, led by the United Nations, are underway: the Post
2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (March 2015), the
Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015), and the new
Climate Change Agreement (December 2015).
Geoinformation and especially Earth observation provide
indispensable data to support informed decision making at
the local, national, regional and global level to reduce disaster
risks, improve adaptation to climate change, prepare better for
unavoidable losses and damages, and deliver on the promise of
sustainable development.
The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth
Observation – Global Solutions for the Challenges of Sustainable
Development in Societies at Risk aims at bridging the gap between
Earth observation experts and decision makers by identifying Earth
observation solutions that match the challenges of governments
in societies at risk.
The objectives of the conference are to address important
challenges, demonstrate existing solutions, identify future
potential, and facilitate collaboration.
Photo Credit: NASA
Photo Credit: ESA