Workshop on Use of Earth Observation Data for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Asian Experience

NRSC / ISRO organised a three-day UN / India Workshop on ‘Use of Earth Observation Data for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Asian Experience’ during March 8-10, 2016 at Hyderabad, India. Shri A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO inaugurated the workshop on March 8, 2016. He emphasized the need for sharing knowledge and experiences in Disaster Management and explained the importance of team work for disaster risk reduction. About 120 officers from India and 26 countries (36 foreign representatives) including representatives from UNOOSA and UNSPIDER participated in the workshop. A series of sessions  were conducted on challenges in Disaster Management with respect to Earth observation satellites, field experiences, Disaster risk assessment, Early warning system and emergency response, capacity building in Disaster Management and Fostering international cooperation for promoting space technology. The abstract proceedings were also released in the workshop.

Workshop on Use of Earth Observation Data for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Asian Experience