UNOOSA: Making use of space based data for disaster management and risk reduction
CEU Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and
In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals (ISEPEI) project
cordially invite you to the next talk in
CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management by
Programme Officer, UNOOSA
MAKING USE OF SPACE BASED DATA FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RISK REDUCTION
FEBRUARY 10, 2017 / 15:30 / NADOR UTCA 13, ROOM 416
Lorant Czaran’s talk will introduce the Office for Outer Space Affairs in the context of the United Nations, mention 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).
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 well known across the UN 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) and worked on international boundary demarcation mapping projects (such as Cameroon-Nigeria or Eritrea-Ethiopia). Before joining UNOOSA in 2008 Mr. Czaran also served as the Map Centre Manager for ReliefWeb/UNOCHA. He was the Head of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office where he was facilitating support with space technologies during the response to the major Haiti earthquake in 2010. Mr. Czaran is an acting representative of the United Nations in specialized international bodies such as the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
All students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend!