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News The programme and the presentations of the UN/Morocco/ESA International Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Sustainable Development, 25 - 27 April 2007

The importance of the workshop was its effort to assess and identify further actions that would contribute to the use of space technology to support sustainable development. The participants defined ways and means to implement the projects in the identified fields. Note that the programme and the presentations made during the workshop are available on the UNOOSA website.

The objectives of this Workshop were: (a) to increase the awareness among decision makers, and users on the potential benefits of applying space technology to environmental monitoring and management; (b) to expand the information and data exchange networking on the use of Earth Observation data; and (c) to develop regional/national pilot projects that use space technology to support the sustainable development for Africa.

The main topics discussed at the workshop were the use of space technology for:
• Improving integrated management and sustainable development of water resources;
• Improving the management and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems;
• Supporting sustainable agricultural land-use and combating desertification and drought;
• Supporting sustainable forest management;
• Supporting sustainable development for Africa

Contact information Sharafat Gadimova, (Ms.), Programme Officer, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna (email:
Phone: +43-(1)-26060-5479 ; Fax: +43-(1)-26060-5830
News type Inbrief
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Source of information UN programme on Space Technology
Relation thematicdirs/events/sev192473
Geographical coverage Morocco
News date 08/05/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH