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ESCAP Activities of RS/GIS for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Pacific. Shoji Matsubara Expert, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
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Expert, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Pacific Countries GIS/RS User Conference
29th November – 2nd December 2011
(1) Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication;
(2)Institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) has expanded since the watershed Rio Conference, but still the lack of coordination to hold back the full potential
Sentinel Asia : Sentinel Asia is the collaboration between space agencies and disaster management agencies.
Earth Observation Satellite
Capacity Building・ Outreach
Joint Project Team Member: Australia, Brunei, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, SOPAC, etc.
ADRC also requested the activation to the International Charter – Space and Major Disasters, and AIT has worked as the Project Manager to product the flood images in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mynmar since Oct 2011
+81-78-262-5546 (Fax) or email@example.com (E-mail)
Emergency Observation after Great East Japan Earthquake (M-9.0) in 2011 by AVNIR-2 onboard "Daichi" (ALOS), JAXA
Pointing, Navigation and Timing (PNT) satellite technology has a big potential to be applied for socio-economic development as well as disaster risk reduction in the Pacific,
・ GPS, U.S.A.
・ GLONASS, Russia
・ Compass satellite constellation, China
・ Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), Japan
・ Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India
focused on drought, and eventually incorporate other types of disasters, beginning with floods.Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Disaster Monitoring and Early Warning, Particularly Drought
Priority Cooperation Areas:
/Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) DRR Portal
/Mekong River Commission/Pacific Islands Applied GeoScience Commission (SOPAC) /Pacific Disaster Net/South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC)/South Asian Disaster Knowledge Network
For further information, please visit our website at:
Needs: Disaster preparedness andrisk reduction management, using the satellite imagery in the specific vulnerability in the Pacific countries.
Measure:National training in each country
Missions: Country-specific training engaging key stakeholders in the following countries,
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
Sea Surface Temperature (NOAA website)
Costal Erorison and Extention
Disater Management (Japan’s Institution, Regulation, Measures and recent Dsiaster)
Further Needs and Intent of support:
2. Building national baseline information and imagery databasesuch as hazard monitoring, climate induced hazard monitoring, development planning (4)
3. Real time provision of post-disaster imagery(4)
4. Specialized training such as thecoastal zone managementCase studies on satellite imagery usages such as land planning, public works, energy/electricity, health, agricultural, and infrastructure including Information and Communication Technology (4)
5. Regional advisory service for sustainable land use development planning (1)
6.E-government applications for Disaster Risk Reduction (1)