Space technologies encompass space-related technological advances and developments. (ESA, 2012) Multiple classification methods are possible for outer space technologies, and various organizations opt for different approaches. Technologies covered are Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Earth Observation (EO), Satellite Communication and Human Spaceflight. This classification was selected after multiple iterations based on discussions with UNOOSA staff. [NK1]
"Space technologies play an important role in many areas of activity within the United Nations. [...] As it is especially challenging for developing countries to access and use space-based information, the United Nations supports these Member States through satellite-derived information products, such as maps, and through capacity building and institutional strengthening." (UNOOSA, 2017)
"Space Technologies in the UN". UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, UNOOSA. 2017. http://www.un-spider.org/space-application/satellite-technology. [Accessed February 21, 2019]
"What is technology?". Space Engineering & Technology, ESA. Last modified October 15, 2012. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/What_is_…. [Accessed February 14, 2019]
Space Technology: A Tool for Epidemiology
Using space-based technologies to predict mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Mosquitos are often cited as one of the deadliest animals in the world, causing up to one million deaths per year (WHO, 2020; CDC, 2021). They can carry and transmit a variety of diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and Zika virus; transmitting illness across the globe (Figure 1). To help decrease the burden of disease resulting from mosquitos, researchers are utilising satellite data and remote sensing models to better predict where mosquito breeding grounds may occur in the future.
Les Technologies Spatiales : un Outil pour l'Epidémiologie
Merci à Jean Francois Regis Adoupou d'avoir traduit cet article volontairement.
La cartographie épidémiologique est utilisée depuis des siècles. A titre illustratif, John Snow, le père de l'épidémiologie, a créé une carte pour déterminer la cause de l’éclosion de l'épidémie de choléra en 1845, à Londres, au Royaume-Uni. La cartographie lui a permis de découvrir que l'eau contaminée était à l’origine de l'épidémie.
United Nations/Ghana/PSIPW - 5th International conference on the use of space technology for water resources management
From 10 to 13 May 2022, the United Nations Officer for Outer Space Affairs organized the 5th International conference on the use of space technology for water resources management. The conference was hosted in a hybrid format in Accra, Ghana, by the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani on behalf of the Government of Ghana. The event was attended by several senior government representatives of the host country including Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, the Honorary Minister of Education Dr.
Interview with Simonetta di Pippo
Space Generation Advisory Council - Benin 2022
SG [Benin] will work on the contribution of the space sector to the socio-economic and technological development of Africa and Benin. SG [Benin] focuses on how best to harness the sector’s resources to achieve the African Union’s SDGs and Agenda 2063 and create inclusive and equal societies for all Africans.
IPP Asia-Pacific - Space for Human Security and Crisis Management
About this event
Join the UK Space Agency’s award-winning International Partnership Programme (IPP) series of regional webinars across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean. IPP projects will be showcasing their satellite applications, capabilities and outcomes tackling global development challenges including climate change, agriculture, maritime security, and disaster resilience.
Project / Mission / Initiative / Community Portal
WMO Hydrological Observing System Portal
Currently, WHOS makes available three data portals allowing users to easily leverage common WHOS functionalities such as data discovery and data access, on the web by means of common web browsers. For more information on WHOS data and available tools, please refer to the Section WHOS web services and supported tools.
WHOS-Global Portal provides all hydrometeorological data shared through WHOS. WHOS-Global Portal is implemented using the Water Data Explorer application.
World Meteorological Organisation
National Space Science Agency
NSSA seeks to establish a sound infrastructure for the observation of outer space and the earth, make Bahrain a leader in space science and technology, build a culture and methodology of scientific research within the kingdom and encourage technical innovation, among other goals. NSSA is interested in satellites to obtain data, to use them for remote sensing and to conduct advanced space research, so it can be the engine for the state in the use of the latest satellite communication technologies.
NSSA’s main projects are as follows:
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
Kenya Space Agency
The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) was established under the Ministry of Defence, as the successor to the National Space Secretariat (NSS), by Executive Order through Legal Notice No. 22 of 7th March 2017 with the mandate to promote, coordinate and regulate space related activities in the country.
Vision: The vision of the Agency is to be the premier Space Agency in promotion of access and effective utilization of Space Economy for national sustainable development.
European Space Agency - Space Solutions
ESA Space Solutions is the go-to place for great business ideas involving space in all sectors. ESA Space Solutions provides funding for teams to run Feasibility Studies and Pilot Projects. It supports teams to develop commercial services using satellite data and space technologies. Successful applicants receive:
- Zero-equity funding (from €60k to €2M+ per activity).
- A personalised ESA consultant.
- Technical & commercial guidance.
- Access to our network of partners.
- Credibility of the ESA brand.
Benjamin Wullobayi Dekongmen
PhD Candidate University of Energy and Natural Resources
Benjamin is a poised and passionate Geospatial enthusiast and Environmental Hydrologist with a strong research focus on Groundwater Recharge, Flood Risks Terrain and Climate Change modelling. He has a wide range of expertise in GIS and Remote Sensing, Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Python, and Google Earth Engine.
Lecturer and Researcher at the Federal University of Technology Akure
I am a Senior Scientific Officer with both teaching and research experience in industries, organizations and research-based institutions. Over the years, I have acquired various skills which include image processing, time series analysis, spatial analysis, cartography, database management/maintenance, among several others. I use ArcGIS, QGIS, SWAT, ENVI, SNAP, IDL, Python, NCL, Ferret & R for ocean and climate models, analyses etc., with particular emphasis on open source libraries and extensions.