The visit of the US delegation to the Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of IGS NASU took place on February 2, 2016.

Members of the delegation: Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the U.S. Department of State - Head of Delegation; Douglas Richardson, Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers (AAG); Melinda Laituri, Principal Investigator, Office of the Geographer; Matt Hamilton, Association of American Geographers; Raffi Balian, Director of the Regional ESTH Hub Office for Central and Eastern Europe U.S. Embassy Budapest.

The purpose of the meeting was the discussion of the possibility of the Center participation in the project "Mapping Secondary Cities for Resiliency, Human Security, and Emergency Preparedness".