UN World Conference on
Disaster Risk Reduction
2015 Sendai Japan

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,
March 17th, 2015, 9:00 – 12:00

Vision & Goals

Vision for the proposed CANEUS initiated and UN led Global-Sat constellation is to create a common platform that allows sharing of space and data segments with its ability to serve as a strong tool for nation’s disaster management and development needs.

Collaborating and sharing information mutually enhances nations’ disaster management capability and economic prosperity of their territories. The UN OOSA played a key role in the establishment of international space cooperation frameworks and the proposed initiative now calls for the establishment of a new global framework for the free exchange of disaster and climate monitoring information.

The UN Global-Sat is an opportunity for constructive engagement in space technology with partners that will increase partner nations’ capacity tailored to specific disaster management requirements.

CANEUS, a global non-profit organization, is proposing to define technical, policy, and financial issues, and to frame an implementation plan for the UN Global-Sat constellation. The eventual goal is to establish a public/private partnership that would create a low-cost, internationally shared data collection and distribution backbone in space with no barriers to entry for participating nations.