Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Regional Support Office

At a glance: 

The Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed the cooperation agreement on establishment of the ADRC UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) on the occasion of the 52nd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on 4th June 2009.

Capacity Building: 

  • Dispatch of ADRC staff for relevant conference
  • Implementation of relevant seminar

Available expertise: 

  • 11 Technical Staff
  • 1 GIS Expert


  • GIS Software; Arc GIS 8, Special Analyst
  • Internet; Upload 100Mbps, Download 100Mbps

Available databases and space-based information: 

About the host institution: 

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center was established in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, in 1998, with the mission to enhance disaster resilience of the member countries, to build safe communities, and to create a society where sustainable development is possible. The Center works to build disaster resilient communities and to establish networks among countries through many programs including personnel exchanges in this field. ADRC has currently 29 member countries in the region and five advisor countries.

Head of Institution:
Kiyoshi Natori (Mr.)
Executive Director
Phone. 078-262-5540
Fax. 078-262-5546
kn-natori [at]

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