UNOOSA: Geospatial Solutions for SDGs and other Global Agendas
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:30pm
cordially invite you to the open lecture on
SPACE-BASED AND GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND OTHER GLOBAL AGENDAS – A PRIORITY FOR THE UNITED NATIONS
Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
27 SEPTEMBER (THURSDAY), AT 13:30
NÁDOR UTCA 15, ROOM 103 (N15 103)
This talk will introduce the Office for Outer Space Affairs in the context of the United Nations, mention relevant treaties related to space utilization, and discuss some of the mandates of the Office, focusing on the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) and the Programme on Space Applications. Mr. Czaran will address the current focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assess how some of those goals are supported by space technologies.
Lorant Czaran is a Programme Officer in the Space Applications Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs since 2012, supporting both the Programme on Space Applications and UN-SPIDER, and is recognized across the community for his commitment towards innovative geospatial solutions in support of the UN system work. Since 1996 Mr. Czaran has worked at UNEP/GRID-Arendal in Norway, at the UN Headquarters (Cartographic Section) on UNGIWG coordination and Security Council affairs, and later at the Department for Peacekeeping Operations where he helped produce the first in-house digital satellite imagery-based topographic maps at large scale (for the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights, Syria). He also worked on international boundary demarcation mapping projects (such as Cameroon-Nigeria or Eritrea-Ethiopia). Before joining UNOOSA in 2008 (first as Head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office until 2011), Mr. Czaran also served as the Map Centre Manager for ReliefWeb/UNOCHA. Mr. Czaran is an acting representative of the United Nations in specialized international bodies such as the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), ISO/TC211 and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
All students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend!
The lecture is conducted in the framework of the series of public events organized by the Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG) as part of the university-wide course Introduction to Geospatial Data Visualization.