United Nations Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)

  • Katharina ZollnerEmail author
Conference paper


UN-SPIDER’s main objective is the observation of the planet Earth through satellites. The content of the following article is mainly based on the websites of UNOOSA and UN-SPIDER. The first part of the article includes information about UN-SPIDER. The second part lists briefly projects of the platform. The last part informs about the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” which is an alternative emergency mechanism.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Competence Centre Space, Law/Space PolicyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

Personalised recommendations