Remote Sensing in Decision Making- an International Perspective. Ashbindu Singh [email protected] The UN System. P R I N C I P A L O R G A N S. Trusteeship Council. Programmes and Funds : UNCTADUNDP UNDCPUNIFEM UNEP UNV UNICEFUNCDF UNRWAUNFPA UN-HABITATUNHCR WFP.
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Remote Sensing in Decision Making- an International Perspective
The UN System
Programmes and Funds:
Research and Training Institutes:
Other UN Entities:
OHCHR UNOPS UNU UNSSC
World Bank GroupWTO (World Tourism Org)
Economic and Social
Functional Commissions:on Human Rights, Crime Prevention, Justice etc.
Regional Commissions: ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA
Other Bodies: UN Forum on Forest, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Departments and Offices:
OSG (Office of the Secretary General), OLA, DPA, UNON, UNOG
STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)
ROTTERDAM CONVENTION ON PRIOR INFORMED CONSENT
Role of international organisations in the field of remote sensing
UNEP and other UN agencies are users of remote sensing derived information;
Integrate data from multiple sources to address issues affecting people and environment
Capacity building in developing countries
North Sea Barriers
WaterLand Neeltje Jans Museum
Forest FireCentral Portugal
courtesy Environmental Agency
Coordinating Earth Observing Systems
L1/HEO/GEO TDRSS & Commercial
LEO/MEO Commercial Satellites and Manned Spacecraft
Aircraft/Balloon Event Tracking and Campaigns
Forecasts & Predictions
To realize a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed via coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information.
Earth Observation Summit III:
To monitor continuously the state of the Earth
To increase understanding of dynamic Earth processes
To enhance prediction of the Earth system
To further implement international environmental treaty obligations
GEOSS will meet the need for timely, quality, long-term, global information as a basis for sound decision making, and will ...
…enhance delivery of benefits to
society in the following initial areas
Held GEO 3 in November 2006.
Accepted 2007-2009 Work Plan.
Earth Observation Summit 4 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2007.
Will highlight the societal and economic benefits of enhanced coordination of Earth observations.
US Strategic Plan provides the framework for the US contribution to GEO USGEO focusing on 6 Near-Term Opportunities
Drought / National Integrated Drought Information System
Provide the right information,
in the right format,
at the right time,
to the right people,
to make the right