The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE)the INEGI and the St Augustine University of the West Indies signed an agreement to install a new Geospatial Observation Center for the region, within the framework of cooperation and training activities in the field of geospatial information.

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The chancellor Marcelo Ebrard said that he Geospatial Observation Center begins its operations in the field of the University of St. Augustine, in Trinidad and Tobago, and will allow another qualitative level of work together with the Caribbean.

“To better protect themselves from the impact of climate change, which is going to be more and more acute; that the Caribbean has raised it in all the forums and also in the G20, now that we meet. So, this is a tool to support them, so that they can better organize themselves, anticipate and be much better informed of what may happen in the coming months and years,” said Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Secretary added that this commitment was made since January 2020.

“We are in July 2022, with everything and a pandemic and there is already a concrete result, something that has not characterized us in the meetings of Latin America and the Caribbean, sometimes we say many things and nothing happens, well, it is happening because the The Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency has 19 States that have been associated with this project”, assured Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign minister mentioned that this means that the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency is a reality, and that things are being done as a Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, aimed at cooperation.

For her part, the president of INEGI pointed out that in the last 25 years, geospatial information has become a powerful weapon for making decisions in the public and private spheres.

This Observation Center is the first regional cooperation project to be integrated into the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency.

This agency will be in charge of executing the project that will benefit eighteen countries in the region, including Mexico.

INEGI will, in turn, be responsible for training public servants in the beneficiary countries to make use of the Center’s services.

With information from Susana López



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