Added on February 28, 2010
The technology of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) is currently being used in a wide range of sectors including but not limited to: mapping and surveying, monitoring of environment, agriculture and natural resources management, disaster warning and emergency response, aviation, maritime and land transportation.
The details on the ICG are available at the ICG Information Portal at www.icgsecretariat.org
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, as the Executive Secretariat of the ICG develops a wide range of activities focusing on capacity building, specifically, in deploying instruments for the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI), developing a GNSS education curriculum, and utilizing regional reference frames that support sustainable development, particularly in developing nations.
Expected participants The Workshop is being planned for a total of 80 participants including policymakers, decision makers and senior experts from the following groups: international, regional, national and local institutions, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, research and development institutions, and also from industry.
Participation requirements Participants should be in senior managerial or decision-making responsibility at governmental agencies, national and regional institutions, non-governmental organizations or industry. Equally qualified female applicants are particularly encouraged.
Deadline for Submission of Applications and Abstracts The completed application form together with the presentation abstract, properly endorsed by the applicant's Government/ institution, should be mailed to the Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, Vienna International Centre, P.O. Box 500, A-1400, Vienna, Austria, no later than Friday, 5 March 2010. The applicant may also submit his/her application through the Office of the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in the applicant’s respective country. In either case an advance copy of the application form should be faxed directly to the Office for Outer Space Affairs to Ms. Ayoni Oyeneyin, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, Fax: +43-1-26060-5830
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