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. Ms. Natalie Epler, expert of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response sent the following letter this evening: "We are pleased to publish the UN-SPIDER September 2010 Newsletter. Ourperiodic Newsletters contain news on recent UN-SPIDER activities. This publication is directly accessible at: http://www.un-spider.org/about/newsletter/september-2010 In this issue: SpaceAid Pakistan: space-based information at the service of relief operations Outreach Working towards a Plan of Action for Africa: UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop in Addis Ababa UN-SPIDER meeting with National Disaster Coordinating Council in Philippines JBGIS and UNOOSA publish “Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management - Best Practices and Examples” Network RCMRD in Nairobi establishes ninth Regional Support Office Interview with Dr. Iván Darío Gómez Guzmán, Director General of the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute and Executive Secretary of the Colombian Space Commission Case Study Flood monitoring by Ukraine Space Research Institute"