On 13 March 2014, Secretary-General of APSCO Mr. Celal Unver received Dr. Shirish Ravan, Head of the UN-SPIDER Office in Beijing.
Both sides exchanged views on cooperative activities between two organizations. Dr. Shirish Ravan gave update on UN-SPIDER activities for 2014. And both sides also stressed the importance of strengthening the cooperation further.
United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) is a United Nations programme. The mission of UN-SPIDER is to ensure all countries and international and regional organizations have access to all types of space-based information and develop the capacity to support the full disaster management cycle.