UNOSAT is the United Nations Satellite Centre, hosted at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). UNOSAT is mandated to provide United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies with satellite analysis, training and capacity development, at their request, as well as to support Member States with satellite imagery analysis over their respective territories and to provide training and capacity development in the use of geospatial information technologies.
UNOSAT’s activities include delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organizations within and outside the UN system to help make a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief, human security, strategic territorial and development planning.
Cooperation with APFM
Flood Extent Layers: Flood extent extracted from satellite images by UNOSAT analysts can be shared through APFM network in view of benefiting various actors involved in integrated flood management. These data are accessible freely on UNOSAT web-site in the form of GIS layers.