USGS and the Republic of Peru Sign an Agreement for Remote Sensing Operations and Technological Development
Joint cooperative project in scientific research serves the common interest and mutual benefit of both countries in satellite imagery and mapping, public health, and safety.
Just recently, the United States and the Republic of Peru formalized a partnership that will facilitate cooperative research in Earth Observations and technology development, which has numerous applications for national priority research areas. This agreement, facilitated through the intergovernmental organization of the Group on Earth Observations, is an example of the lasting commitment of the United States and the Republic of Peru for “a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained Earth Observations”.
The bilateral Memorandum of Agreement, the first of its kind, was signed by Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Mayor General FAP José Antonio García Morgan, Agencia Espacial Del Perú of the Comisión Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Aeroespacial (known as “CONIDA” – translated to “the National Aerospace Research and Development Commission,” which is the governing body of space activities in Peru).