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“Mountains under review: human alteration of landscapes”   “Integrated Space Technologies Applications for  Sustainable De...
United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsUnited Nations Platform for Space-based Information for DisasterManagement an...
The core business of the United Nations    Office for Outer Space Affairs is “to promote international cooperation in theu...
Space is a growing business ….… with an expected increase of over 50% in the decade from  2011-2020 with a forecast of ove...
Space Technologies for Sustainable Development  Images from earth observing satellites                             Satelli...
“Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Andean Regions”(1) “United Nations Workshop...
Issues to Consider (two main points to consider)(1) The need to ensure that we are de facto contributing to    better deci...
(1) Contributing to better decision-makingThe world moves into the future as a result of decisions,   not as a result of p...
(1) Impact on the decision-making process“The most significant impacts of the technology   therefore tend to occur when th...
(2) Space-based Information is just one piece of the puzzle               Capacity building is a continuous need –        ...
Sharing of Geospatial Data and Information“Limited access to existing geospatialdata and information is one of themain imp...
Take advantage of the crowd“There is a need to take advantage ofthe crowd, the internet and theincreasing volume of data b...
Crowdsource Mapping Expert MeetingUnited Nations International Expert Meeting on   Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk M...
Space for Sustainable DevelopmentTuesday 19 June 2012 - 15:30-17:00Meeting Room P3-E RioCentro - Rio de JaneiroProgrammeCh...
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Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Andean Regions

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- The core business of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is “to promote international cooperation in the use of outer space to achieve development goals for the benefit of humankind”.


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Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Andean Regions

  1. 1. “Mountains under review: human alteration of landscapes” “Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Andean Regions” David STEVENS, United Nations 16 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1
  2. 2. United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsUnited Nations Platform for Space-based Information for DisasterManagement and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) 2
  3. 3. The core business of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is “to promote international cooperation in theuse of outer space to achieve development goals for the benefit of humankind”. United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)© German Aerospace Center (DLR) 3
  4. 4. Space is a growing business ….… with an expected increase of over 50% in the decade from 2011-2020 with a forecast of over 1100 satellites. GSTB-V2/B satellite (artist impression) NigeriaSat-2 over Africa Credits: ESA Credits: SSTL
  5. 5. Space Technologies for Sustainable Development Images from earth observing satellites Satellite communications Global navigation satellite systems 5
  6. 6. “Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Andean Regions”(1) “United Nations Workshop on Integrated Space Technologies Applications in the Mountain Regions of the Andean Countries” Cochabamba, Bolivia, 25 – 29 October 2010(2) “United Nations Workshop on Integrated Space Technologies Applications in the Mountain Regions of the Andean Countries” Lima, Peru, 14 – 18 September 2009(3) United Nations Workshop on Using Space Technologies for Sustainable Development in the Mountain Regions of the Andean Countries Mendoza, Argentina, 26 – 30 November 2007 6
  7. 7. Issues to Consider (two main points to consider)(1) The need to ensure that we are de facto contributing to better decision making.(2) Space-based Information is just one piece of the puzzle. 7
  8. 8. (1) Contributing to better decision-makingThe world moves into the future as a result of decisions, not as a result of plans. Kenneth E. Boulding (1974) 8
  9. 9. (1) Impact on the decision-making process“The most significant impacts of the technology therefore tend to occur when the technology has ceased to be a ‘tool’ and has become an integral and indispensable component of everyday life” - Veregin (1995)The technologies themselves become commonplace and are unconsciously accepted as somehow indispensable. 9
  10. 10. (2) Space-based Information is just one piece of the puzzle Capacity building is a continuous need – covering the 3Is (Infrastructure, Institutions and Individuals) – Keep the glass full. Sharing of Geospatial Data and Information Take advantage of the crowd 10
  11. 11. Sharing of Geospatial Data and Information“Limited access to existing geospatialdata and information is one of themain impediments to ensuring thatcountries are able to benefit fromspace-based information.” 11
  12. 12. Take advantage of the crowd“There is a need to take advantage ofthe crowd, the internet and theincreasing volume of data being madeavailable” 12
  13. 13. Crowdsource Mapping Expert MeetingUnited Nations International Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response – Vienna 03 – 05 December 2012. http://www.un-spider.org 13
  14. 14. Space for Sustainable DevelopmentTuesday 19 June 2012 - 15:30-17:00Meeting Room P3-E RioCentro - Rio de JaneiroProgrammeChair: Dr. Yasuchi Horikawa (Japan), Chairman of COPUOS 2012-2013Moderator: Dr. Ade Abiodun (Nigeria)Opening statement: H.E. Mr. Marco Raupp - Minister for Science, Technology andInnovation of BrazilPanellists: Amb. Walther Lichem (Austria) - Dr. Carlos Nobre (Brazil) – Dr. Stephen Briggs(CEOS & ESA) - Mr. Paul Larsen (World Food Programme - WFP) – Dr. Mario Lanfri(Argentina) 14
  15. 15. THANK-YOU 15

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