Space-based information saving lives on Earth

Luc St-Pierre. Photo credit: Runa A.

Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.

An online platform administered by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) ensures developing nations can access space-based data, for example in the wake of natural disasters.

Luc St-Pierre is Chief of UNOOSA's Space Applications Section.

Dianne Penn caught up with him in Dubai, where UNOOSA and the United Arab Emirates held a recent forum on the role of space in sustainable development.

Duration: 2'40"

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