The application deadline has been postponed to October 10th 2021
The course is hosted by the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria - Reggio Calabria (Italy), 8 - 20 November 2021. More info available in the annoucement published below.
Since the beginning of the space era, international cooperation for the peaceful uses of outer space and related education and information has contributed to the development of the international space community in a variety of forms at international, regional and national level.
In 2015 the Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda calling for action by all Countries to improve the life of people everywhere was adopted, and governments, civil society as well as the United Nations began mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) also through space activities and related applications.
On 5 September 2019, during the fourth edition of the International Space Forum (ISF) – The Mediterranean Chapter -, held in Reggio Calabria (Italy), the participating MED Countries were engaged in passionate discussions aimed at the identification of possible space solutions that meet Mediterranean needs, since the use of space technologies in the attainment of higher levels of social, economic and environmental development has gained increasing importance and today they are key to the achievement of the SDGs and 2030 Agenda.
As a first step to implement the recommendations resulting from the ISF in Reggio Calabria, the Italian Space Agency and the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, in collaboration with the e-GEOS Company and the support of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), are organizing the 1st Winter Course on GeoInformation and Space Data management for the Sustainable Development and Needs of the Mediterranean Region.
The participants will acquire knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, such as regional planning, emergency management, environmental sciences, resources management and geography. Training will include an overview of the international space programs on Earth Observation capabilities and applications supporting decision makers and operational services in the Mediterranean area for an easier implementation of sustainable development policies and the achievement of goals benefiting all Countries and populations of the region.
For more information about the course content, admission requirements and application procedure, please click here: Announcement of Opportunity Geoinformation Course.