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Activity Report: Jan. 2013

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27-29 January 2013 (Hong Kong, CHINA)


The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), participated in the 45th Session of the Typhoon Committee which was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee Secretariat, the Hong Kong Observatory in Hong Kong on 27-29 January 2013. The more than 100 participants who attended the meeting included representatives from Cambodia, China, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, US, Viet Nam, and the Macao Special Administrative Regions, as well as representatives of the organizing institutions. The participants discussed action plan of this committee in next fiscal year as well as their countries' activities in this fiscal year.
The Typhoon Committee has three working groups on meteorology, hydrology and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The DRR group which ADRC participated reported the SSOP (Synergized Standard Operating Procedures for Coastal Multi-Hazards Early Warning System) project in this session. This project, in which ADRC plans to participate, will be carried out in earnest from next fiscal year.
For more information, visit
http://www.typhooncommittee.org/45th/index.html


 (2013/1/27 19:40)

14-15 January 2013 (Sri Lanka, Maldives)

The ADRC under contract with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is going to be visiting various organizations to conduct research on the utilization of satellite images in Asia-Pacific countries. The purpose of this project is to ascertain present needs concerning the utilization of satellite images in the field of disaster mitigation and to consider strategies for improving management of the Sentinel Asia Project. This research will be carried out by the end of February 2013.
ADRC visited to the Disaster Management Center in Sri Lanka, and the National Disaster Management Centre in Maldives. ADRC gave a status update on the Sentinel Asia Project and shared ideas about specific ways that satellite images can be (or are being) used in disaster mitigation activities in each country. Based on some of the needs and issues identified, it was determined at this meeting that capacity-building workshops need to be held for GIS experts.

(2012/01/28 18:30)
18-19 December 2012 (India, Nepal)

ADRC, conducting the research on the Asian and Pacific nations' needs to satellite data for the disaster management, visited to Disaster Management Section, which is part of Ministry of Home Affairs in India and Nepal. In India, the Director and Officer of satellite agency attended the meeting. In Nepal, experts for disaster response and planning departments attended the meeting. ADRC gave a status update on the Sentinel Asia Project and shared ideas about specific ways that satellite images can be (or are being) used in disaster mitigation activities in each country. 

(2013/1/8 13:40)

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