22 November 2011 (Beijing)
From 22 to 25 November 2011, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) participated in a UN international conference on space-based technologies for disaster risk management, "Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping" in Beijing, China. The conference, organized by UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (ONOOSA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, was attended by more than 100 experts from space agencies, academia and NGOs.
During the conference, the following subtopics were eagerly discussed:
1) Global space based resource for disaster management
2) Portals and platforms contributing to disaster risk management and emergency response
3) Rapid Response Mapping
4) International/regional rapid mapping initiatives/practices
5) Initiatives promoting space-based information in Disaster Risk Management
ADRC made a presentation titled "Activities of ADRC in the Sentinel Asia, and the effectiveness of satellite images on the Great East Japan Earthquake" and introduced its activities of emergency satellite observation in collaboration with Asian countries including the response to the Great East Earthquake.