"On Tuesday 18 November 2008, UNOSAT held its Annual User Consultation Meeting at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland. This annual event is targeted to users of UNOSAT to discuss practical applications of satellite solutions to a wide range of humanitarian applications. Participants included representatives of eight UN agencies, ICRC, IFRC, four NGOs, and two governments (the United States of America and Switzerland). The theme of this year’s meeting was « Exploring Synergies », including discussions on integrated solutions and participatory approaches. The participants highlighted the need for increased data sharing and more efficient tasking methods to better supply workers in the field with up to date information derived from satellite."