A six day workshop aiming at evaluating the series of annual international training courses on remote sensing education for educators and discussing the future direction of this course started on Monday, 30th August, 2004 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (SUPARCO), country’s national space agency has organized the United Nations workshop on monitoring and protection of the natural environment. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency and the University of Stockholm in Sweden are co-sponsoring the workshop.
Around 60 experts and educators from six countries are participating in the workshop that is composed of a series of technical and evaluation presentations with sufficient time for discussions and preparation of recommendations. The workshop is part of the activities of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications in 2004, which have been approved by the United Nations General Assembly.