Mission goals and strategic priorities include: Act according to the European Commission INSPIRE principles and coordinate with the UNSDI development process. Support national/cross-border implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. Awareness raising on SDI at political level. Strengthen cohesion between stakeholders and other interested parties ie. public services, SMEs and SDICs. Provide synergies in local, regional, national and global dimensions with outreach towards EU neighbouring countries
From our daily mail. Dr. Ahmed Osman of the Vienna-based UNOOSA SPIDER sent the latest information in the subject yesterday:
"Dear Colleagues, We are resending below the July 2009 Updates as the PDF file we sent out yesterday didn’t have the proper hyperlinks. We did want to remind everyone that the deadline for applying to the upcoming “Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology - From Concepts to Application” is 31 August 2009. We do have limited funding support available for those that need travel support so we do suggest that if you need funding support you do try to secure such support with your institution. Information on the Bonn Workshop can be found on: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/unspider/workshops.html
For those planning to join us in Bonn please note that we are also organising a very important UN inter-agency meeting which is the UN Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 10th (Anniversary) Plenary", which will also take place in Bonn between 19 and 21 October 2009. For further information on the UNGIWG Plenary please contact Mr. Lorant Czaran (E-mail: lorant.czaran[at] unoosa.org) Please find attached the UN-SPIDER July 2009 Updates. Please do forward this information to colleagues who might benefit from receiving the information. This publication is also accessible at: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/unspider/docs.html. ....