SharedGeo Sponsors United Nations SPIDER Training Event Hosted by Delta State University
A 3-day training event for select Asia rim, Africa and South America emergency managers was recently hosted by Delta State University at Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spaces in Jackson, Mississippi. Created in partnership with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (SPIDER), the 20 attendees participated in training events which focused on how geospatial technology could be leveraged during disaster response operations. SharedGeo was honored to be able to provide financial and administrative support to make the event a success. Through its support agreement with the Geospatial Information & Technology Association, it previously provided similar support to a United Nations event which took place in Hanoi, Vietnam during November 2014.
Notable attendees included SPIDER Far East Director Dr. Shirish Ravan, who SharedGeo hosted during his visit to the Twin Cities in July 2014.
You can read more about the Jackson, MS event at this link.